Le Jeudi 16 Juin 2005 16:12, Stathis Papaioannou a écrit : > One state consists of you alone in your room. The other state > consists of 10^100 exact copies of you, their minds perfectly synchronised > with your mind, each copy isolated from all the others in a room just like > yours. Whenever the light changes colour, it means that God is either > instantaneously creating (10^100 - 1) copies, or instantaneously destroying > all but one randomly chosen copy. > > Your task is to guess which colour of the light corresponds with which > state and write it down. Then God will send you home. > > SNIP > > But just as you are about to write down your conclusion, the light changes > to green... > > What's wrong with the reasoning here?
Hi Stathis, If I was in this position, I would not even try to guess, because you (or god :) are explaining me that it is possible to copy me (not only "me", but really all the behavior/feelings/mental state/indoor/outdoor state copying, a copy as good as an original or a copy cannot say which is which and even a 3rd person observer could not distinguish). If it is the case, this means that : 1- I'm "clonable" 2- I is not "real" 3- A single "I" does not means anything So I ask you, if it's the case (real complete copy...), why should "I" guess anything ? Who is the "I" that must guess ? Quentin