Re: game theoretical gandhi / more laptops

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From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Sat Aug 05 2000 - 19:22:58 PDT

> Jeff, does this chicken-coercion have any relation to the sorts
> of coercive behavior you had in mind several months ago?

Absolutely. Thanks for pointer [1], I've never run into game-theoretic
analysis of / analogies to Ghandi before, and am going to check it out.
Also, it's interesting that you point out the sort of "meta-game" that
arises when the game is modified to include information about which strategy
a player will choose beforehand. It'll be interesting to try and formalize
how such a metagame could be played / analyzed; it may provide a better
framework for applying game theory ("meta-game theory"?) to real-life
situations. Better anyway than my naive application of tit-for-tat all over
the place. ;-)

Thanks, Dave!


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