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Superintelligence 22: Emulation modulation and institutional design

The reason "the task of designing values and institutions is complicated by selection effects" is because that design is not very effective. Everyone makes this way to complicated. Life is a complex adaptive system: a few simple initial conditions iterating over time with feedback. The more integrated things are, the more, and more effective, emergent properties. As Alex Wissner-Gross and others suggest, you don't really design for value: large value is an emergent property. Design the initial conditions. But we don't have to do that: it's already been done! All we have to do is recognize, then codify evolution's initial conditions: Private property. Connections that are both tangible and intangible. Classification: Everything has a scope of relationships. It's the classification that holds all the meta data. And add value first: Iteration