David Nyman wrote:
> Some of us may recall the tontine, invented in the 17th century by a
> Neapolitan banker called Lorenzo de Tonti as an investment scheme, but
> now illegal, in the US and UK at least. The only beneficiary is the
> last survivor, who scoops the pool. A QTI tontine would presumably make
> winners of *all* its members (makes you wonder about about a
> conservation principle for money). There's still an incentive to bump
> the others off to speed the process, however, even though they would
> still end up as beneficiaries themselves on other branches. Rationally,
> they should draw lots, with a single winner being the only one who
> doesn't commit suicide (this should of course be automated). I doubt
> this method would be any more popular with the authorities though.
That is reasonable. Even if they accept QTI, they would still have to
manage the resulting social mess in their POVs.
What about the possibility to end up through QTI in a universe of
eternal pain? If the outcome depends on your state of mind at the time
of death (death from other's POVs of course), we may have Quantum
Heaven and Hell theories:)
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