In most cases I would say the larger the decision space, the larger the ego, so a large ego is not a bad thing and in fact AUM has the largest possible ego at this time in its evolution. However, I may be using the term ego differently from MBT's usage.
I think Tom would use the word ego in the sense of ignorance of one's true nature, overly preoccupied with the PMR issues and sensor platform power, local environment control and personal comfort.
When the FWAU becomes more aware of big science the greater complexity of self, which is that our true nature is a somewhat eternal virtual oversoul animated by an IUOC, and this IUOC is a partition of AUM, and the implications of this, the decision space greatly expands.
Otherwise you are limited to local power issues, gunning for the corner office, the big house in the prestigious neighbourhood, the trophy wife, the beamer, the ivy league...and so on, all of which digs you into a deeper pit of financially driven slavery.
The greater the egolessness, the greater the awareness of alternate choices and freedom to make choices with diminished consideration of these ego-centric things.
the seatbelt sign is off, you are free to roam the planet....and beyond.