Report: This Class To Talk About Prisoner’s Dilemma Too

Williams was hoping the class would move onto something new and exciting like the Stanford prison experiment.
Williams was hoping the class would move onto something new and exciting like the Stanford prison experiment.

In a report released at the beginning of lecture last Wednesday, sources confirmed that Entrepreneurship 212 was going to talk about the prisoner’s dilemma too.

“We talked about prisoner’s dilemma in one of my psych classes,” LSA junior James Williams told reporters. “That made sense to me. I didn’t expect it to pop up in this introduction to business design class too.”

The course, which apparently found prisoner’s dilemma relevant enough to talk about for an entire lecture, brought up the topic without warning.

“I mean, I can see how it relates,” Williams continued. “I just did not need as much introduction to the game as our professor gave. He should know I learned this in both my introductory calculus and creative writing classes.”

Williams, who now believes he is an expert in the two player game, believes that the University must find the prisoner’s dilemma to be a marketable skill.

“I’m planning on taking a complex systems class that I heard really goes into detail about it,” Williams said of the topic, which also appears in discrete math, web database systems, and Roman literature. “I feel like once I’m done with that course I should probably be done hearing about it forever, right?”

Michigan professors expressed a different sentiment. “This is one of my favorite lectures to give this semester,” Earl Carlson told reporters of the topic that seemingly every other professor teaches students. “I lead off by saying, ‘imagine you and a friend rob a bank,’ and suddenly everyone’s paying attention.”

“It’s fun to watch as the students realize how complicated the results are,” he continued. “It’s a game that really challenges their morals.”

At press time, Williams was leaving his art history lecture early because the professor was talking about prisoner’s dilemma as well.

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