Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Be good or Die out?

Last episode of Billions season two tonight. That show is rewiring my brain. It's got such complex and interesting writing and acting. I'm seeing a lot these days in terms of the selfish and altruistic dichot, the former getting individuals ahead within a group but the group needing more of the latter to succeed and survive in the long run. So that show feeds into that sort of thinking. The way I see it now is that for a species on a planet, with advanced life like us that gets into technology and progress, to survive, it has to excel in altruism and co-operation, be low on greed, hate, and delusion. The odds are against that but it happens in my mental modeling. We're looking like an almost made it case. But the story's not over yet.

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