Can we find the hidden rules of society?

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Can we find the hidden rules of society?
« on: 13/12/2011 18:01:22 »
If we collect enough data about our behaviour, can we start to make models that can begin to reveal the hidden rules of how we behave?
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Can we find the hidden rules of society?
« Reply #1 on: 14/12/2011 05:26:25 »
Seems like a backhanded way to defuse what we already know, but won't be bothered with as it may disturb our own equilibrium and gains. Not a bad idea to make some sort of rule system for it.
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Can we find the hidden rules of society?
« Reply #2 on: 15/12/2011 06:34:41 »
Great news for the creators of The Sims
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
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Re: Can we find the hidden rules of society?
« Reply #3 on: 19/12/2011 01:49:59 »
I think there are already some disciplines that take care of that. Not being exhaustive: psicology, sociology, psiquiatry and, even, economy.

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Re: Can we find the hidden rules of society?
« Reply #4 on: 02/01/2012 12:24:25 »
A lot can be deduced from understanding the incentives people have. Cui Bono? Who benefits?

An interesting book is Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner.