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The Psychology of Revolutions

Some books:

Anatomy of Revolution

Gustav Le Bon: The Psychology of Revolutions

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There is a different kind of a revolution going on now. I can't put my finger on it exactly. But it is technology, gradually pushing us out. Gradually, dehumanizing us.

Once computers are superior to us in every other way, there is no need for us.

Computers can play Chess, and Jeopardy, but they can't play No Limit Texas Hold'em.

That game is still too complicated. To much human stuff going on.

The computer needs a limit. The computer doesn't get it. It doesn't get how much to bet, with no limit. It needs a limit. It only follows rules. Like the agents.

And bluffing. It doesn't get bluffing. At all. Just like Spock: "It is not logical, Captain."

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.