Periklis Akritidis wrote:
> 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 unfavourable branches that is.
> 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
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