[FoRK] The Traveler's Dilemma

Jeffrey Winter <JeffreyWinter at crd.com> on Thu May 24 07:58:58 PDT 2007

>> In this regard, this hole in game theory seems
>> related to the paradox of the unexpected hanging:
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexpected_hanging_paradox
>
> Indeed.

I would say only in that they are both game systems 
that can come to a Nash equilibrium.  Otherwise they're
really quite different.

The Traveler's Dilemma is a far more interesing problem
as it is really exploring emergent behavior amongst
self-aware nodes.

http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/SUPBRAIN.html

Ant colonies behave almost like super-organisms since
each member of the organism has little to no understanding
of the overall group behavior.


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