Glen writes: "If some action will be required *anyway*, common to a wide array of potential actions and consequences, then do that."
Another form would be "I'm lost, so I'll follow another car." These kinds of damage-limiting default actions (when actions are *required*) need not be paralyzing and failing to take them when forced involves some other explanation, like a malfunction or lack of awareness of the available default actions, i.e. lack of awareness of the general properties of the current environment. Marcus ============================================================ FRIAM Applied Complexity Group listserv Meets Fridays 9a-11:30 at cafe at St. John's College to unsubscribe http://redfish.com/mailman/listinfo/friam_redfish.com FRIAM-COMIC http://friam-comic.blogspot.com/ by Dr. Strangelove