Posted on February 13, 2008 by The Iron Samurai

The real numbers are the dependable breadwinner of the family, the complete ordered field we all rely on. The complex numbers are a slightly flashier but still respectable younger brother: not ordered, but algebraically complete. The quaternions, being noncommutative, are the eccentric cousin who is shunned at important family gatherings. But the octonions are the crazy old uncle nobody lets out of the attic: they are *nonassociative*. — John Baez

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Posted on January 9, 2008 by The Iron Samurai

for those that may not know anything about Quantum Game Theory but are interested, here’s the major paper by Steve Landsburg on the subject. It’s a good primer. Though, we’re still going through the proofs to determine if it all holds true, it opens the doors of possibility.

EDIT: The above link is the simplified friendly version. The full paper by Landsburg (all 57 pages of it) can be found here.

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