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Martin Nowak: Evolution Of Cooperation

Martin Nowak

Why has cooperation, not competition, always been the key to the evolution of complexity? Talks about Meta-Evolution, evolution as optimization, Cooperation and Game Theory.

MARTIN NOWAK is a Mathematical Biologist, Game Theorist; Professor of Biology and Mathematics, Director, Center for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University; Coauthor (with Roger Highfield), SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed.

There is one thing that I have learned in my studies of cooperation over the last 20 years: there is no equilibrium. There is never a stable equilibrium. Cooperation is always being destroyed and has to be rebuilt. How much time you spend on average in a cooperative state depends on how quickly you can rebuild it.

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Walid Gromit, 2014/02/17 09:30, 2014/03/22 22:42

Good points, a nice addition to the games theory wiki

Regards, Walid

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