Prisoner's Dilemma Quotes

William Poundstone
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"If you say why not bomb them tomorrow, I say why not today? If you say at 5 o'clock, I say why not one o'clock?"
Chap. 1, p. 4

"all science, all human thought, is a form of play."
Chap. 3, p. 39

"Chess is not a game."
Chap. 3, p. 44

"To many, the RAND Corporation epitomizes modern Machiavellianism."
Chap. 5, p. 84

"...the Minimax solutions of zero-sum games qualify as equilibrium points, but Nash's proof says that non-zero-sum games have equilibrium points too."
Chap. 5, p. 99

"...no matter what course you take, you wonder whether you have chosen correctly."
Chap. 6, p. 121

"The question, then, is not how many complete bombs existed, but how many could have been assembled if necessary."
Chap. 7, p. 161

"Game theory was deprecated, distrusted, even reviled."
Chap. 8, p. 167

"The iterated prisoner's dilemma has become such a popular subject for psychological studies that political scientist Robert Axelrod dubbed it the 'E. Coli of social...

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