Le 21-juin-05, à 13:05, Jonathan Colvin a écrit :
Sorry, I can't let go of this one. I'm trying to understand it
Here's another thought experiment which is roughly equivalent to our
You are sitting in a room, with a not very nice man.
He gives you two options.
1) He'll toss a coin. Heads he tortures you, tails he doesn't.
2) He's going to start torturing you a minute from now. In the
shows you a button. If you press it, you will get scanned, and a copy
will be created in a distant town. You've got a minute to press that
as often as you can, and then you are getting tortured.
What are you going to choose (Stathis and Bruno)? Are you *really*
choose (2), and start pressing that button frantically? Do you really
it will make any difference?
I will choose 2, and most probably start pressing the button
frantically. Let us imagine that I press on the button 64 times.
The one who will be tortured is rather unlucky, he has 1/2^64 chance to
"stay" in front of you. He will probably even infer the falsity of
comp, but then you will kill him!
The 63 other "brunos" will infer comp is true, and send 63 more
arguments for it to the list, including the argument based on having
survive your experiment!
OK with the number?