Our guest this time is James Miller, game theorist and associate professor of economics at Smith College. He invited himself onto the show to talk about game theory and decision theory as they relate to Caesar’s life and Roman history, Republican politics … and the technological singularity. James is also the author of several books, including Game Theory At Work, Singularity Rising and Principles of Microeconomics. Oh and he’s a Republican.
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You guys should get somebody from HBO’s Rome as a guest on this series. IMDb lists a couple of “historical consultants” for the show.
Your podcasts are always great to listen to. This particular podcast was fascinating, and beyond the topic of Caesar, this was a thought-provoking topic. What was the name of the Sci-fi book that you mentioned near the end of this podcast? Thanks and keep up the great work!
Thanks Miriam! I think it was probably Nexus by Ramez Naam. Highly recommended!