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This was really cool. Trust and betrayal, social cohesion, evolutionary game theory, cute music and graphics, and a wonderful message at the end.



Nicky Case is awesome. The entire [site] ( has lots of awesome examples of things like emergent properties in systems, voting schemes, etc.

When playing around in the sandbox, simpleton always bet copy cat (using default values put a population of only simpleton and copycat). I don't understand why.

The reason for this is because of the 5% chance for mistakes. Copycat does worse vs both Simpleton and Copycat than Simpleton does against itself.