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From the Ted Talk by Lucas Husted: How to outsmart the Prisoner's Dilemma

Unscramble the Blue Letters

A detla of 0 means that they don’t care about their future limbs at all, so they’ll repeat their initial choice of mutual sficairce endlessly. But as delta apahprecos 1, they’ll do anything possible to avoid the pain of infinite triple limb consumption, which means they’ll coohse to spare each other. At some point in between they could go either way. We can find out where that point is by writing the infinite series that rsreeeptns each strategy, setting them equal to each other, and solving for delta.

Open Cloze

A _____ of 0 means that they don’t care about their future limbs at all, so they’ll repeat their initial choice of mutual _________ endlessly. But as delta __________ 1, they’ll do anything possible to avoid the pain of infinite triple limb consumption, which means they’ll ______ to spare each other. At some point in between they could go either way. We can find out where that point is by writing the infinite series that __________ each strategy, setting them equal to each other, and solving for delta.

Solution

  1. approaches
  2. choose
  3. sacrifice
  4. delta
  5. represents

Original Text

A delta of 0 means that they don’t care about their future limbs at all, so they’ll repeat their initial choice of mutual sacrifice endlessly. But as delta approaches 1, they’ll do anything possible to avoid the pain of infinite triple limb consumption, which means they’ll choose to spare each other. At some point in between they could go either way. We can find out where that point is by writing the infinite series that represents each strategy, setting them equal to each other, and solving for delta.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
gingerbread men 3
future limbs 2

Important Words

  1. approaches
  2. avoid
  3. care
  4. choice
  5. choose
  6. consumption
  7. delta
  8. endlessly
  9. equal
  10. find
  11. future
  12. infinite
  13. initial
  14. limb
  15. limbs
  16. means
  17. mutual
  18. pain
  19. point
  20. repeat
  21. represents
  22. sacrifice
  23. series
  24. setting
  25. solving
  26. spare
  27. strategy
  28. triple
  29. writing