Re: virus: Altruism, Empathy, the Superorganism, and the Prisoner's Dillema

Drakir (
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 16:03:14 +0100

Corey A. Cook wrote:
> Drakir wrote:
> >The other problem is that the game has already begun. The dice
> >have been rolled, and the players are in action. To sit out is to lose
> >out. It's too late to suggest another game. We have to wait 'till the
> >current players have all lost before it's over, and before we can
> >suggest some alternatives. Only the alternative has to be preferable to
> >the original, otherwise they might just start again.
> But what if the game is like Nomic?

Sorry, never heard of it.

> What if you _can_ change the rules,
> without waiting for everyone to lose?

Do the players have any say? If not, then surely they wouldn't like the
game. One must surely take into consideration whether the rules of a
game are sensible before entering into it.



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