My God! It's full of Nash equilibria!

byCyan10y16th Aug 20092 comments


Speaking of Scott Aaronson, his latest post at Shtetl-Optimized seems worthy of some linky love.

Why do native speakers of the language you’re studying talk too fast for you to understand them?  Because otherwise, they could talk faster and still understand each other.


Again and again, I’ve undergone the humbling experience of first lamenting how badly something sucks, then only much later having the crucial insight that its not sucking wouldn’t have been a Nash equilibrium.  Clearly, then, I haven’t yet gotten good enough at Malthusianizing my daily life—have you?