# Important Philosophical Questions + POLLS

diabetes

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nein

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Obvious: “no” and “No” are different strings.

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weak in the mind

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Even writing “No” and then “No” again would most often result in the computer storing them as separate strings.

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It seems that no one has yet linked to this other great polls thread that we had previously

I don’t think any one has yet asked a question like this before

# Do you want this poll to have a tied result?

• Sure
• Okay

0 voters

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I’ll allow, but I’m not enthusiastic about it.

This one’s inspired on a recent 3Blue1Brown video:

## Which option will be chosen the most?

• A) Option B
• B) Option D
• C) Option A
• D) Option C

0 voters

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I wanna know now

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Behavioral Economics + Game Theory!
Choose 2/3 of the average. It should have 100 options, but that doesn’t fit.

• 0
• 1
• 2
• 3
• 4
• 5
• 6
• 7
• 8
• 9
• 10
• 11
• 12
• 13
• 14
• 15
• 16
• 17
• 18
• 19

0 voters

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Games played

• less than 100
• 101-500
• 501-700
• 701-1000
• 1001-1500
• 1501-2000
• 2000-2500
• 2501-3000
• 3000-4000
• 4000-5000
• 5000+

0 voters

Currently

Are we supposed to vote assuming that everyone is following the same logic we are, or trying to guess what other people will think the 2/3 of the average will be, and guess 2/3 of that?

That’s for you to decide! Will everyone think logically and vote for the Nash equilibrium of 0?

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I mean, I usually assume these things have solutions (because otherwise it would just be a waste of time to post them), and abstain if I don’t think I see the solution.

The “solution” is 0, but not everybody will vote that, because a) People aren’t rational, and b) trolls!

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That’s what I figured, because for any number is most probable to be correct, you and everyone else will vote for 2/3s of it, which recurses and approaches 0, at which point everyone will be voting accurately.

This is not a proof that 0 is the answer, I’m not sure how to go about doing it anyway, though I guess I could probably look up the answer pretty easily if I wanted, but the intuition which led me to believe that 0 was the answer.

This is a well known example in game theory

However, the flaws here are that:

1. The choices are restricted to integers, which does not demonstrate the same effect as the original continuous setting.
2. People don’t necessarily care about winning this trivial game, so discussing some sort of equilibrium is ill-posed.
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…o-okay people, I just wanted to start a few light-hearted arguments about sandwiches, not an ULTIMATE EXISTENTIAL GAME of MATH, HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY, and DOOM!!! …

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• Lionel Messi
• Cristiano Ronaldo

0 voters