Over the past year I’ve been learning more and more about human behavior and rationality. And as the lessons began to build on one another and clarify my vision of the world, I began to notice that this knowledge opened interesting doors. Doors that can be used to implement strategy or detect it. Every person moving about this world is playing a game. Some are managing pieces and controlling the battlefield, while others are simply being used by them. We are all playing regardless of whether you want to. This is “the game,” a complex and mysterious web of social interactions and manipulation that bring both order and chaos into our world.

Today’s upload attempts to cover the basics of this game and how to play it. It also brings up the ethics of manipulation and how important it is to be cautious with these tools. I can’t hope to cover everything in a single upload, but this should get you started.