Eugen Leitl wrote: >> (JC) Now, the funny thing is, if you replace "torture" by >"getting shot in >> the head", then I will pick (2). That's interesting, isn't it? > >Why is that interesting? It's indistinguishable from a >teleportation scenario.
Before thinking about it, I would have assumed that I would make the same choices under the circumstances of torture or getting shot. I was surprised that this is not the case; I choose 50/50 under torture, and the copies under getting shot. Stathis and Bruno choose the copies under both scenarious (I assume). So it is interesting (to me, anyway), that I make different choices depending on what the undesirable event is. Perhaps I'm simply being inconsistent. But I think my reasoning is that so long as I have at least one copy that survives, I don't care about getting shot. But however many copies I have, I still don't want to get tortured. Jonathan Colvin