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Fear Factor

Quote of the day, from a friend doing some research into how fear travels in social groups by way of mathematical modeling:

So, in this simulation, the “agents” are these little things that, at the moment, look like little chess pieces. I want them to move around on a board and collide into each other and exchange information. The problem is that the minute they run into another piece, they fall over and can’t get up.

Strangely appropriate.