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Game Theory

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Coming up on In our Time for Thursday, 10th May 2012:


BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - In Our Time, Game Theory

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss game theory, the mathematical study of animal and human behaviour. First studied in the 1940s, game theory allows researchers to unravel decision-making strategies, and why certain types of behaviour emerge. Today it's seen as a vital tool in such diverse fields as evolutionary biology, economics, computing and philosophy.
Producer: Thomas Morris.


I can tell someone's going to reply to this thread because it's mathematically proven by game theory. Someone's probably going to mention religion and then it'll all go downhill from there. It's all part of knowing what your opponent is going to do and then making your judgement based on their future behaviour... I think.



Game theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Game theory is a method of studying strategic decision making. More formally, it is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers."[1] An alternative term suggested "as a more descriptive name for the discipline" is interactive decision theory.[2] Game theory is mainly used in economics, political science, and psychology, as well as logic and biology. The subject first addressed zero-sum games, such that one person's gains exactly equal net losses of the other participant(s). Today, however, game theory applies to a wide range of class relations, and has developed into an umbrella term for the logical side of science, to include both human and non-humans, like computers. Classic uses include a sense of balance in numerous games, where each person has found or developed a tactic that cannot successfully better his results, given the other approach.


But what I really want to know is... Does it work on women?

~D.C.
 
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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss game theory, the mathematical study of animal and human behaviour. First studied in the 1940s, game theory allows researchers to unravel decision-making strategies, and why certain types of behaviour emerge. Today it's seen as a vital tool in such diverse fields as evolutionary biology, economics, computing and philosophy.
Producer: Thomas Morris.

Is this the stuff thats related to why people turn right when going into a shop and such like so the designers arrange the items in a certain way?
 
#3
All very points m'learned friends, but just to add another variable to the equation... I find that religion in this argument is more easily defined by inserting Adolf Hitler or Johnny Depp as a floating integer.

There is actually a formula that defines how soon old Madalf Heatlump will be mentioned in a thread... or ruined by the likes of Jarrod, myself, Lucrezia et al popping up.

Actually, I shall listen to it if it's not too early and not after Cocoa time.
 
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Tremaine

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#4
Much prefer The Art of War. Know your enemy and yourself. "Sun Tzu: The Art of War for Managers; 50 Strategic Rules. And the reference to shopping: apparently Supermarket psychology and shop layout theories are no duff.
 
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Coming up on In our Time for Thursday, 10th May 2012:
BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - In Our Time, Game Theory
Game theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But what I really want to know is... Does it work on women?
Get in your car and cruise slowly down certain streets in a certain part of a certain town and you'll find women who definitely into or on the game. :twisted:

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If you don't like those 3, then your's is the one on the right in the second set ...
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... if your luck's in and she's too blind drunk to see you properly :grin:
 
#8
Just listened to the broadcast and can't say I'm really bothered... The only strategy that we need to know about is human nature. Greed and selfishness v mutual benefits always depend on the time involved... short term v long term. In most cases honesty is the best policy but not everyone understands this so kill or be killed makes perfect sense. There is an abundance of victims...
 

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