Nash equilibrium
December 15, 2009 4:00 PM   Subscribe

In the original Star Wars movie (Episode IV), Luke Skywalker pleads with Han Solo to help the Rebel Alliance battle the Empire, but Han refuses and a disgusted Luke storms off. Chewbacca, being a student of game theory, lays out the payoff bimatrix to Han in their conversation.
posted by four panels (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: It's cute for those who get game theory, but it's really wonky and pretty thin besides. A solid post about Nash equilibria and Pareto optimization could be cool, though, if it hasn't already been done. -- cortex

How can you be so certain he's a real student of game theory?

Maybe he just looked it up on Wookiepedia.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:09 PM on December 15, 2009 [3 favorites]

I don't understand this.
posted by empath at 4:11 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]

I don't understand it either, but I'm fucking favoriting this post so I don't look like an idiot.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:17 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]

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