Assuming comp, the reason is that the probability measure on your comp  
continuations has to be restricted on the comp histories where you  
survive. Absolute death cannot be a first person experience. death of  
a 3-person is relative and can be lived from a 1-person perspective.
Now, what is 1-person immortality? Very difficult question. The  
(lobian) machine can make sense, apparently, of a sentence like that:  
yesterday I have been immortal, but today I am mortal. The difficulty  
is more in the fusion/amnesia than in the fission ...


PS Brent is right. Some annuity contract can be used for making money  
via comp or quantum suicide, as far as the company handling that  
annuity is robust enough. (Always making all the default assumptions:  
obviously (?) science per se is totally agnostic about any first  
person experience, knowledge ...)

On 06 Jun 2008, at 01:44, Tom Caylor wrote:

> Why is it that from my first person perspective other people die?
> Perhaps a different question:
> Why is it that from your first person perspective other people die?
> Tom
> On Jun 5, 8:27 am, Bruno Marchal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hi Lawrence, welcome,
>> You have to be more precise on the betting procedure. You will win  
>> the
>> bet against people who, from your personal point of view, will most
>> probably be dead at the time. How do you intent to recover the money?
>> Bruno
>> On 05 Jun 2008, at 15:28, Lawrence wrote:
>>> Forgive me if the following comment is ill-thought through as this  
>>> is
>>> my first post to the group.
>>> It appears to me that, assuming QS is true, I should bet some
>>> reasonably substantial amount of cash at the local bookies that I  
>>> will
>>> live to 110 or 120 years of age. Of course I will be around to  
>>> collect
>>> it given QS. This does assume the bookies is still around to pay for
>>> it!
>>> Any thoughts/flames appreciated.
>>> Lawrence
> >

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