12. What’s Next for the Web?

[Bar scene. Princeton, New Jersey]

Nash: “Adam Smith needs revision.”

Hansen: “What are you talking about?”

Nash: “If we all go for the blonde, we block each other and not a single one of us is going to get her. So then we go for her friends. But they will all give us the cold shoulder because nobody likes to be second choice. But what if no one goes for the blonde? We don’t get in each other’s way, and we don’t insult the other girls. That’s the only way we win. That’s the only way we all get laid.

“Adam Smith said the best result comes from everyone in the group doing what is best for himself. Right? Incomplete. Incomplete. Because the best result will come from everyone in the group doing what’s best for himself ...

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