Re: quantum suicide = deadly dumb

From: Wei Dai <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 15:04:39 -0800

Quantum suicide does seem pretty dumb, but consider a game of chance from
a science fiction story (I can't remember which one). If you win this
game, you receive a monetary payoff from the dealer, but if you lose, you
are killed and the dealer gets your corpse (to sell for body parts) and
your estate.

Suppose you have a choice to play this game, would you do it? Or more
generally, what is a resonable decision theory when every thing (or maybe
experience) already exists and has a definite measure?
Received on Wed Nov 25 1998 - 15:06:58 PST

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