RE: Craziness of a quantum suicidal

From: David Seaman <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 12:26:56 +0100

Maybe the subject should take a couple of sleeping pills after strapping
himself into the apparatus. In that case he would have no awareness at the
time the lottery was drawn and (assuming complete reliability) only winners
would wake up, and only wealthy consciousness would restart.

I'm treating this topic as a thought experiment, it does not seem a useful
or moral experiment to actually perform. In general MWI is a good argument
against suicide, with MWI there is no escape so the best course is to try
to maximize the happiness and utility of all the future selfs.

At 11:37 +0100 21/6/99, Higgo James wrote:
>Jacques is ringh in his straw-man case of the lottery winner, which is why
>death must be imperceptibly fast and unavoidable after the wrong number is
Received on Mon Jun 21 1999 - 04:28:38 PDT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Feb 16 2018 - 13:20:06 PST