Stathis Papaioannou wrote: > 2009/3/6 Jack Mallah <jackmal...@yahoo.com> wrote: > >>> If you're not worried about the fair trade, then to be consistent you >>> shouldn't be worried about the unfair trade either. In the fair trade, one >>> version of you A disappears overnight, and a new version of you B is >>> created elsewhere in the morning. The unfair trade is the same, except that >>> there is an extra version of you A' which disappears overnight. Now why >>> should the *addition* of another version make you nervous when you wouldn't >>> have been nervous otherwise? >> It's not the addition of the other copy that's the problem; it's the loss of >> it. Losing people is bad. > > How would the addition then loss of the extra copy be bad for the > original, or for that matter for the disappearing extra copy, given > that neither copy has any greater claim to being resurrected in the > morning as B? > >>> That Riker's measure increased is not the important thing here: it is that >>> the two Rikers differentiated. Killing one of them after they had >>> differentiated would be wrong, but killing one of them before they had >>> differentiated would be OK. >> That would be equivalent to U = Sum_i Q_i in which no changes in the >> wavefunction matter at all, since M_i > 0 for all i no matter what. I don't >> think you thought that one through. > > I don't agree with the way you calculate utility at all. If I got $5 > every time I pressed a button which decreased my absolute measure in > the multiverse a millionfold I would happily press the button all day.
Which "I"? Aren't you concerned that you would press the button - and vanish? Brent > It would be easy money and I'd feel exactly the same afterwards, just > $5 richer. On the other hand, if pressing the button decreased the > measure of those versions of me having good experiences by 1% relative > to the versions of me having bad experiences, then I wouldn't press > it, and certainly not repeatedly. > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---