Ok tokkers and Millenials in partic
All your unemployed asses have destroyed the algorithm.
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Today’s topic is
The Prisoner’s Dilemma
The Prisoner’s Dilemma is a two player Pascalian
Imagine you and your best friends decided to rob a bank
and the next day the police show up to arrest you.
They isolate you and your friend
and start questioning.
IGNORE the fact that you shouldn’t ever
EVER EVER EVER
talk to the police
even to clear your name without your attorny present
Pretend you’re a dumb person
I know you’re not a dumb person
but pretend for a second that you and your friend are willing to talk to the cops without a lawyer
so the cops say
“We have a deal for you?”
If you turn in your friend we will give him-her-zer the maximum sentence of ten years
but if you don’t turn in your friend and he turns you in you’ll get ten years.
Now if you both rat each other out you’re both going to jail for five years for robbing dat bank.
Now they don’t tell you this cuase they are cops doing their jobs
but it’s implied that if neither you or your friend rat each other out
then you both will go free
because they don’t have enough evidence to convict you
This is game theory
one OH one
because it doesn’t matter what you would do?
What matters is what you think your friend would do…
Is your friend going to throw you under the bus
so you throw him under the bus
you both do five
Do you trust your friend enough to risk doing ten years in prison?
If yes then you both go free.
The prisoner’s dilemma is taught not just as a cute little excersice
but because it allows
narsiccists to 100% justify
screwing over people
becuase this whole scenerio is designed
to teach you to more often than not
screw over someone else before they screw you over.
They design the scenario as though it’s your friend
but what if it was a stranger
you’d never trust a stranger and so your default position will now be to screw over
whether they are your customer
whether they are your employee
whether they are your employer
Now this is exaclty what I’m seeing on TikTok,
YouTube is a little different
But since right now you got the intorvert plague keeping everyone home
TikTok is being overwhelmed with creators more than audience
and since every creator is operating under the prisoner’s delimma
they are destroying the AI behind TikTok.
And they are doing it as quickly as possible
We are going to see another app pop out of no-where in about a month or two.
The children will migitate to the new space.
The HARDCORE tiktoker’s who don’t see the writting on the wall
this includes the celebs
the actual eyeballs will move to the new space.
TikTok will “falsify” their numbers
so that they can keep selling ads…
It’ll be a sad space where creators
instead of preforming for thousands
It’ll just be them preforming for thousands of bots.
That’s why you need to understand the prisoners dillemma.
Because it’s not about how you would act it’s about making a guess how your oppenant acts.
UNDERstand that a lot of people
still use the prisoner’s dillemma to make decisions.
The TikTok dillemma is if this platform is going to be ruined, then their is only so much time for me to use it before it becomes ruined, so therefore I must use as much of it as I can.
Don’t use the prisoner’s dillemma to be a jerk.
Just don’t be a jerk.
I’d rather serve ten years if I made the mistake of taking a snitch on a bank robbery, because I wouldn’t rat them out.
Then serve five years and have to live with myself being a coward and a rat for my whole life.
I get to make this choice.
Just as I made the choice which of my friends to rob a bank with.
What I don’t get to choose is how my friend will act when that moment comes.
Let’s that ends the scripted lesson
Let’s talk about how this affects a diplomatic game like