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There's a category error invoked here that you ought to be aware of. There are two basic dynamics that you're referring to indiscriminately: The tension between specialization and adaptability which is a common feature of biological evolution. The first is a tendency to maximize utilization of best available resources, while the second leans towards sub-...


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You are referring to a perverse incentive, "an incentive that has an unintended and undesirable result that is contrary to the intentions of its designers." Also under the heading of Goodhart's law: Any observed statistical regularity will tend to collapse once pressure is placed upon it for control purposes. Or, expressing similar sentiment, ...


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