On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 04:10:15PM +0100, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Of course keyboard-dragon types of transformations are utterly NOT  
> verifiable, even in the ironical first person way of quantum or comp  
> suicide. If you decide to kill yourself until your keyboard transforms  
> itself into a firing dragon, a "simple" evaluation of the  
> probabilities will show that you have 99,9999... % of chance of  
> surviving only with a brain making you believing that such a  
> transformation has occurred, when it has not. It is the general  
> practical weakness of comp or quantum suicide: if you ask for  
> something *near-impossible",  suicide will send you in dreamland (1  
> person view), and probably in a asylum (3 person view).

Excellent point! 


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