Stathis Papaioannou wrote: > > Yet another QTI money-making scheme, this one rather less frightening > than standard QS: you find a gambling game which is completely fair (easier > said than done) and take with you the means of instant death, like a strong > poison which you keep in your pocket. You place your bet all the while > repeating, > "if I lose I'll kill myself". You're not crazy and you probably won't kill > yourself if > you lose, but if it's a perfectly fair game, the non-zero chance that you > *might* > kill yourself (because you say it to yourself and because you have the means) > should, over many bets, swing the odds in your favour in the universes in > which > you survive.
Then merely the small probability of commiting suicide in an unfavourable universe because of psychological reasons would swing the odds towards being in a favourable one. In addition, weak persons, likely to commit suicide under harsh conditions, would have higher probability of experiencing favourable histories. However, you would not want to experience the suicide part. Otherwise, what would any instance of you gain from actually doing it? Why would it care for other instances of you reaping the benefits? Itself would still suffer death. It might as well avoid all risk taking confort in the idea that other instances are using the QTI money-making scheme or are just being lucky. For the idea to make sense, it is key to avoid experiencing anything after the dice are thrown. In the factoring scheme you need some time to check the solution, so you would end up checking the solution and by the time you find that you have a wrong answer it is too late, bang and, if QTI holds, miraculous escape. For the scheme to work, the solution being wrong must be equivallent to you not existing. With original QTI and death that is already the case. > > Stathis Papaioannou > _________________________________________________________________ > Be one of the first to try Windows Live Mail. > http://ideas.live.com/programpage.aspx?versionId=5d21c51a-b161-4314-9b0e-4911fb2b2e6d --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---