Howard Rheingold on collaboration at TED

Howard Rheingold sows some of the seeds of evolutionary game theoretic thinking at TED.

Rheingold talks about the prisoner’s dilemma, ultimatum game, and tragedy of the commons (or public good), and how they can be modified to facilitate collaboration. Do you think evolutionary game theory can give us serious insights on human cooperation? Or is it just too simple of an approximation?

About Artem Kaznatcheev
From the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University and Department of Translational Hematology & Oncology Research at Cleveland Clinic, I marvel at the world through algorithmic lenses. My mind is drawn to evolutionary dynamics, theoretical computer science, mathematical oncology, computational learning theory, and philosophy of science. Previously I was at the Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, and the School of Computer Science and Department of Psychology at McGill University. In a past life, I worried about quantum queries at the Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at University of Waterloo and as a visitor to the Centre for Quantum Technologies at National University of Singapore. Meander with me on Google+ and Twitter.

One Response to Howard Rheingold on collaboration at TED

  1. Pingback: Introduction to evolving cooperation « Theory, Evolution, and Games Group

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