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The Evolution of Trust



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About the Story

This interactive guide is heavily based off Robert Axelrod's groundbreaking 1984 book, The Evolution of Cooperation! I was also heavily inspired by his 1997 sequel, The Complexity of Cooperation, and Robert Putnam's 2000 book on America's declining "social capital", Bowling Alone.

yes i'm a bookworm nerd, plz don't bully me

"Fewer and fewer people say they trust each other"
To see a thorough statistical take on this, check out Our World In Data. Mmmm stats

"The Game of Trust"
This game is also known in game theory as the infamous Prisoner's Dilemma. The Prisoner's Dilemma is named after a story where two suspects can either squeal on their partner-in-crime ("cheat"), or stay silent ("cooperate"). I chose not to do this story because 1) in this case, both players "cooperating" would be bad for society, and 2) it's unrealistic, everyone knows that snitches get stitches

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  v.4: 18-Jul-2023 08:54 - Lance Cirone (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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