The Evolution of Trust

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An intriguing interactive guide to the game theory of why & how we trust each other.

August's Take: I love game theory, it's a fascinating logic-based assessment of competing scenarios and is massively informative in studying human behavior and making smart choices.

This game starts out with a fun and visceral depiction of the classic "Prisoner's Dilemma", which informs so many personal choices we face in deciding when and how much to trust others.

A key punch-line is that the logic can vary depending on whether it's a one-off encounter or a repeating-scenario environment where reputation matters.

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