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 > > _________________________________________________________________ > > 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---