06 February 2009

Game Theory Week: Pop Culture

Oops. Now I find this post never got published. I'd like to say I'm not always such a space cadet, but it might not be true. Anyway, here it is, one week late:

Game Theory Week: Game Theory in Pop Culture

The Man with No Name says ...
You see in this world there's two kinds of people my friend; those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.

[The build up is slow, so if you are in a hurry skip forward to 4:45]

GameTheory.net has a collection of game theory in film, or at least scenes in films that can be described in terms of game theory. The scene above with Uncle Clint is explained here. There are a number of good reviews here, including Princess Bride which is one of my all time favorites.

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