Explaining the evolution of trust with game theory

Jul 27, 2017

Nicky Case, who has a knack for making complex topics playfully fun, delves into the evolution of trust between people and groups using game theory. And naturally, the explainer is in the format of a game. See how the golden rule plays out, how cheaters prosper in the short run but lose in the end, and how communication is key.

The game takes about 30 minutes to play. Worth your time.

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