The Gambler’s Fallacy – Brokebot Mountain – 11

Gambler's Fallacy

The Gambler’s Fallacy

The first post show in Blazing Caribou Studio’s production, “The Gambler’s Fallacy” is a roundtable discussion and recap of the HBO show Westworld. Brokebot Mountain fans will recognize their hosts Kari Simms, David Luzader, and Phil Rood with today’s special guest Brandon Cruz, from the Apathetic Enthusiasm Podcast.

Defining The Gambler’s Fallacy

The mistaken belief that, if something happens more frequently than normal during some period, it will happen less frequently in the future. This is called The Gambler’s Fallacy.  

If something happens less frequently than normal during some period, it will happen more frequently in the future (presumably as a means of balancing nature).

Gambler's FallacyIn situations where what is being observed is truly random, though appealing to the human mind:  is false.

This fallacy can arise in many practical situations.  It is most strongly associated with gambling where such mistakes are common among players.

Mayhem and Chaos

Luke Hemsworth and Jeffrey Wright, speaking from the Dubai International Film Festival, talk samurais and other surprises coming up on HBO’s hit drama.

Gambler's Fallacy

On Sunday morning, two of the series’ actors, Luke Hemsworth and Jeffrey Wright, took the stage.

Nestled at the Dubai International Film Festival they settled in for a moderated conversation on the show and what’s coming up in season two.

“The first season is creating order,” Wright said. “The second season is mayhem and chaos.”

The two actors are still on hiatus, but both Wright and Hemsworth engaged with the audience, talking about process, the show’s progress and politics.

“There are political implications and overtones [in Westworld]; there is this patriarchal structure and this corporate structure around it that is really vulnerable now. 

Westworld is broadcast in Dubai via Orbit Showtime Network, a direct-broadcast satellite provider serving the Middle East and North Africa. Although the provider has full censorship capabilities, the show airs in real time. (There’s a 12-hour time difference between California and Dubai.)

“The samurai world is really attractive, I love that part of the idea.” said Hemsworth.

“The first season was just an intro, a prequel. The world is going to obviously get a lot bigger somehow.”