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It appears that as a result of the 2016 elections American social anthropologists discovered a major human tribe in the middle of a highly industrialized country. http://thenewpress.com/books/strangers-their-own-land
Strangers in Their Own Land goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that many on the political right have been duped into voting against their interests. In the right-wing world she explores, Hochschild discovers powerful forces—fear of cultural eclipse, economic decline, perceived government betrayal—which override self-interest, as progressives see it, and help explain the emotional appeal of a candidate like Donald Trump. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it feels like to live in “red” America.


As an illustration, a figure from Bostrom's book on Superintelligence. BTW, Bostrom is right that he doesn't use the term "artificial intelligence."

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