Saibal Mitra wrote:

>  Now there exists a class of universes, with a very  low measure, in 
>which the laws of physics are such that I am guaranteed to win. The 
>probability that I find myself in such a universe will have increased 
>substantially after each experiment. After a few years I will be sure to 
>live in such a universe. It would be easy to check, all I would have to do 
>is to buy a ticket and see if I have won without using the suicide machine. 


Just do the computation. At each suicide you will survive in the nearer
world from the one you left. That is: the more normal world 
relatively to you.
Of course you will be sure that you live in such a universe, but you will
be wrong. If you stop to use the suicide machine you will stop winning
(unless you are using explicitely the suicide machine for filtering just
a world where you win without suicide machine, but then that is an another
experiment).
Look at the iteration 64 times of simple self-duplication WM. Among
the 2^64 resulting person, one will believe ending up always at W, but
if you iterate *again* 32 times you know that this one will have 2^32 - 1
descendant knowing that the expection was wrong, and only one
believing (more and more) having been magically linked to Washington.

Bruno

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