Prisoner’s Dilemma

The Prisoner’s Dilemma was an interesting problem I spent time on back at university. Cool to see that it is being covered now by Freakonomics:

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/19/prisoners-dilemma-contest-whats-the-one-question-youd-ask-if/

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/04/vote-now-on-the-prisoners-dilemma-contest/

It can be taken as a logical issue, in which case computer simulations would find that cooperation is always the answer. Taken as a social issue, it becomes far more complex and hence rather difficult to model by a computer.

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