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Old 01-25-2018, 11:18 AM
k9bfriender is offline
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Originally Posted by SamuelA View Post
That's implicitly true, yes. However, in a large population pool, you most likely will be able to find fellow chocolate lovers, and you would then be able to share data and strategies for finding more chocolate. At the end of the sharing both of you would have agreed on the optimal strategy that finds the most chocolate.
Yes, kill all the vanilla loving heathens.
Similarly, if you think of preferences as weights between 0 and 1, it's clearly possible for someone with a different set of preference weights to look at your preference matrix and give you advice that would be verifiably correct as to how to maximize your preferences, even if they do not share them.
Have you met people? People can't quantify their own likes and desires. If you asked someone to make a list of their favorite foods, it would be different on a tuesday vs a saturday.