You are a criminal, and you and your confederate in crime have both been captured by the authorities
You have to decide whether to give testimony against your confederate, (T = Temptation to defect) - or - remain silent, (S = Sucker's payoff).
You are facing a ten year prison sentence; snitching out your parter in crime will cut you sentence in half AND add twice the sentence on your criminal cohort. If nobody confesses you both go free.
Do you sing like a bird? Or trust your partner to keep their mouth shut?
Got your answer? Good. Does your answer fit the paradox of the prisoner's dilemma of the Nash Equilibrium where both prisoners choose the worst of all outcomes?
Found out why @ Intro2Games
I have no idea what the Nash Equilibrium is, but I'll give this a shot anyway. Knowing myself, if I ever got into a little criminal get together, I would have discussed the eventuality before-hand. Yes, I'm a realist (not a pessimist)
I would opt for silence.
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