On 01 Jun 2012, at 20:18, meekerdb wrote:

On 6/1/2012 10:23 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
You might be disturbed by the fact that in experience 2, the "original" remains the same person, so we don't count him as a new person, each time he steps in the box. This, in my opinion, illustrates again that we have to use RSSA instead of ASSA.

Suppose the original goes to Mars and the copy stays behind. Then the probability the original went to Mars is 1.

The question is asked before the guy enter in the box. This is a "step 5" case. The probability to feel to stay the original is 1/2.

Everybody feels they are the original.

"original" refer to the third person body. By definition it is the one being copied.

The question before he enters the box is, "Will you find yourself on Mars?" To which he could reply, "What does 'you' refer to?"

The question is about your future subjective feeling as seen from your future first person perspective. If you assume comp, you know in advance that you will feel entire and unique, either on Earth or on Mars, and you know that you cannot that in advance (or give me the algorithm).



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