2009/3/4 Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be>:

> That is why the B people made a law, for helping those who
> misunderstand the probability. If you decide (before duplication) to
> kill the copy, the choice of victim/torturer is still decided through
> a throw of a fair coin. This makes the decision unbiased by fake
> protocols based on a bad understanding of what the comp probabilities
> are.

Yes, deciding which copy will take on which role by a coin toss would
probably eliminate dynasties of torturers. This is an interesting
point, since the fact that the coin toss is introduced does not
actually do anything ta change the probability that you will end up
being tortured, its effect being mainly psychological.

Stathis Papaioannou

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