The commodity that is immediately at stake in contests of dominance is information, and that feature differentiates dominance from predation in several ways. One is that while contests of dominance can escalate into lethal clashes, especially when the contestants are closely matched and intoxicated with positive illusions, most of the time (in humans and animals alike) they are settled with displays. The antagonists flaunt their strength, brandish their weapons, and play games of brinkmanship...
Well, first thing’s first: we need to expand. We need to create a second base, and a third, and a fourth. We need to use our resources to build more resource-gathers, and fast. The enemy scouts are likely approaching already.
How might we do that? Well, there are only so many ways to make money in this world. We already have a day-job, which will act kind of like our home base, so now we need to expand to other types of revenue-producing activities that will serve as our satellite bases. T...
This is sort of the strategy I take to my online persona, publishing blog posts, guest articles, CC books, etc, etc, creating an expansion of content to improve my online presence and reputation.
The formal reputation networks that exist AF arose
organically from the informal social media developed
through the 21st century. An early barrier to
interacting with strangers online—particularly when
engaging in financial transactions—was not knowing
if the person you were dealing with was reliable.
Primitive reputation scores were the first solution,
enabling buyers to rate sellers. These systems rapidly
spread to social networks, discussion forums, and
filesharing sites, as a way of v...
How an alternative economy based on reputation could form in the future.
There are two classes, those who want to know, and do not care whether others think they know or not, and those who do not much care about knowing, but care very greatly about being reputed as knowing.
Those who know and those who want to be known as knowing.