WELCOME TO

NON•ZERO•SUM GAMES

~ a world-help site ~

Two Rabbits thinking together

Hi, I'm Non-Zero-Sum James - your companion on this exploration of win-win games and how they are essential for a better future. Each week we'll delve into another aspect of game theory and how it can help us navigate the complex problems we face in our world together.

WHAT'S NEW?


Two hedgehogs talking about je ne sais quoi. EMERGENCE IS BEAUTIFUL

~ beauty and meaning in an entropic universe ~

GAME THEORY STUFF


What Are Non-Zero-Sum Games WHAT ARE NON-ZERO-SUM GAMES?

~ an introduction ~

Parable of a Polyp PARABLE OF A POLYP

~ from zero-sum to non-zero-sum ~

Combinatorial Games COMBINATORIAL GAMES

~ games with perfect information ~

Nash Equilibrium NASH EQUILIBRIUM

~ the real reason you stop at a red ~

Crabs in a Bucket CRABS IN A BUCKET

~ or links in a chain? ~

Shapley Value is Ridiculous SHAPLEY VALUE IS RIDICULOUS

~ where game theory fails in real world applications ~

Non-Zero Thinking for Kids NON-ZERO THINKING FOR KIDS

~ taking non-zero-sum thinking out into the world ~

Capitalising on Trust CAPITALISING ON TRUST

~ a karmic simulation ~

Pareto Efficiency PARETO EFFICIENCY

~ how pareto efficiency can make everyone better off (sometimes) ~

EMERGENCE


Hedgehog pondering shapes CONWAY'S GAME

~ how complexity emerges from simple rules ~

a pixelated picture, with sun rays in the form of gliders hitting a plant EMERGENCE VS ENTROPY

~ a universal paradox ~

particles coming together as ordered forms EMERGENT GRAVITY

~ create your own universe from chaos ~

A cartoon of Eukaryotic and Procariotic cells. ON THE SHOULDERS OF SUBSTRATES

~ how one phenomenon creates the foundation for the next ~

A cartoon of self-replicating robots. REPLICATORS

~ pandora's dangerous children ~

Two hedgehogs talking about je ne sais quoi. EMERGENCE IS BEAUTIFUL

~ beauty and meaning in an entropic universe ~

MORAL SPECULATIONS


Why Cooperate THE SUPER-DEFECTOR

~ Guest writer Andrew Tane Glen on why we cooperate ~ (3 parts)

It's Subjective IT'S SUBJECTIVE

~ the end of the conversation? ~

Moral Licensing MORAL LICENSING

~ the makings of a very negative-sum game ~ (2 parts)

Who is Moloch WHO IS MOLOCH?

~ the god of negative-sum games ~
(3 parts)

Taking Credit TAKING CREDIT

~ the paradox of original ideas ~

ETHICAL ECONOMICS


A dog maid serving soup A KINDNESS EQUATION

~ should you give to charity or volunteer? ~

Diminishing Returns DIMINISHING RETURNS

~ a path to shared joy? ~

Capitalism CAPITALISM

~ a zero-sum game? ~

Evil Globalisation EVIL GLOBALISATION

~ and how it is eliminating poverty ~

Relative Gains RELATIVE GAINS

~ how not to measure success ~

A Simple Recycling Idea A SIMPLE RECYCLING IDEA

~ 8 bottles ~
(3 parts)

AI AND ITS MALCONTENTS


The Alignment Problem No One Is Talking About THE ALIGNMENT PROBLEM NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT

(6 parts)

4 rabbits looking at paintings, each progressively less impressed WHY I'M KEEPING MY CRAPPY DRAWINGS

~ how ai art won't supplant... art ~

NON-ZERO HEROES, GAME BLOGS and OTHER STUFF


Non-Zero Hero - Liv Boeree LIV BOEREE

~ a non-zero hero ~

2 dogs hugging WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO?

~ Alexei Navalny ~

minimalist 3d tetris THE TETRIS EFFECT

~ minimalist 3d tetris ~

lockwise game LOCKWISE

~ a non-zero-sum game using a zero sum mechanic ~

the arcade THE ARCADE

~ a random collection of games and simulations ~


"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."

- John Holmes


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