Survivor – Ultimate Social Engineering

Survivor is still a fascinating show for anyone interested in psychology, game theory, and social engineering – yes, social engineering.

Watching these people ally themselves, then lie, then re-ally, then stab in the back, then re-ally is extremely useful for any student of social engineering.

In tonight’s episode, Ami and LeeAnn tried to strong-arm Twila and Scout for no reason. They had a solid alliance but blew it by trying to push the limit because they felt affronted by a supposed counter-alliance, which came to be simply because of the strongarming.