A Game of Giants [Wait But Why]

by kilotaras 1 min read30th Aug 20194 comments


Key insights

  • Let's look at emergence tower (atom -> molecule -> .. -> cell -> organ system -> animal -> pack/tribe) and consider where independent lifeforms live
    • amoebas are on a cell level
    • ants live on a pack level
    • spiders live on single animals level
    • humans live somewhere between ants and spiders and can move up and down as a response to external threat
  • Evolutionary pressure prefers inner tribe kindness and outer kind ruthlessness
    • Totally ruthless people die to inner tribe competition
    • Totally kind people die to intertribe competition