So, last time
I grasped about at straws, trying to figure out a direction.
Thanks in no small part to you fine people, I've come up with an idea I actually have some confidence in--
- A Game of Trust. Using the Prisoner's Dilemma as a resolution mechanic.
- The Gift. Using beads and relationships as a basis for competitive gift-giving to compel the other side to trust.
I haven't entirely thought through the terminology or accoutrements, so please don't take them as anything but preliminary. The betting terminology in the original article, for example, doesn't work at all, but I really
like it now that it uses the terminology of the gift. I like that it puts relationship, gift exchange, trust, and relationship as a stratigraphy of trust, right there at the forefront. But what have I missed? I come to you fine people again--what do you think of this idea? Does it head in the right direction, or should I junk this notion before I waste too much time on it?