...and 90% of the people out there have no idea how much influence he had on our modern world.
I don’t think I’ve ever been sad about a ‘celebrity death’ until this point. He was one of the few people I wanted to meet before he died.
I’ll give you a taste of what I mean.
Ignoring even the fact that he very well probably prevented World War III with his contributory theory on competitive equilibrium (and the invention of everything we come to know as Game Theory). Ever seen the movie WarGames? Yeah.
He basically laid out the modern computational difficult encryption, or “complexity theory” that we base internet encryption on today.
And lastly, you can see traces of game theory throughout automaker decisions. Market segmentation, regulatory decisions, and Nash equilibrium all show up. Game theory often dictates, along with budgets and regulation, which types of models (and the volume they intend to sell at) a company chooses in the ‘game’ of gaining market share over their competitors. Government regulation on safety requlation is heavily based (along with most environmental policy) on Nash equilibrium as well.