### Re: Quantum Suicide without suicide

On Thursday, January 9, 2003, at 08:22 PM, George Levy wrote: OK. Let's consider the case of the guy dying of cancer and playing the stock market simultaneously.. In real life, the hard part is to get meaningful probability data. For the sake of the argument let's assume the following

### Re: Quantum Suicide without suicide

This is a reply to Eric Hawthorne and Tim May. Eric Hawthorne wrote: George Levy wrote: Conclusions: All this involves really basic probability theory. The first person perspective probability is identical to the probability conditional to the person staying alive. But that

### Re: Quantum suicide without suicide

Hi Brent. Brent Meeker wrote: I don't understand the point of this modification. The idea of QS was to arrange that in all possible worlds in which I exist, I'm rich. If it's just a matter of being rich in a few and not rich in the rest, I don't need any QS. Yes but you only

### Re: Quantum suicide without suicide

Tim May wrote On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at 10:58 AM, George Levy wrote: In the original verision of Quantum Suicide (QS), as understood in this list, the experimenter sets up a suicide machine that kills him if the world does not conform to his wishes. Hence, in the branching

### Re: Quantum suicide without suicide

Thanks Bruno, for your comments, I fully agree with you. Let me add a few comments for Tim and Scerir Tim May wrote: Consider this thought experiment: Alice is facing her quantum mechanics exam at Berkeley. She sees two main approaches to take. First, study hard and try to answer all of

### Re: Quantum suicide without suicide

From: Tim May [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thu Jan 9, 2003 1:22:32 PM US/Pacific To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Quantum suicide without suicide On Thursday, January 9, 2003, at 12:32 PM, George Levy wrote: As you can see, suicide is not necessary. One could be on death row - in other words

### Re: Quantum Suicide without suicide

Tim May wrote: From: Tim May [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Thu Jan 9, 2003 1:22:32 PM US/Pacific To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Quantum suicide without suicide On Thursday, January 9, 2003, at 12:32 PM, George Levy wrote: As you can see, suicide is not necessary. One could be on death row

### Re: Quantum Suicide without suicide

George Levy wrote: Conclusions: All this involves really basic probability theory. The first person perspective probability is identical to the probability conditional to the person staying alive. But that first-person probability is not objective, and not valid, and not useful. Consider

### Quantum suicide without suicide

In the original verision of Quantum Suicide (QS), as understood in this list, the experimenter sets up a suicide machine that kills him if the world does not conform to his wishes. Hence, in the branching many-worlds, his consciousness is erased in those worlds, and remains intact in the

### Re: Quantum suicide without suicide

On Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at 10:58 AM, George Levy wrote: In the original verision of Quantum Suicide (QS), as understood in this list, the experimenter sets up a suicide machine that kills him if the world does not conform to his wishes. Hence, in the branching many-worlds, his