Travelling to a different universe

From: Saibal Mitra <>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 14:48:13 +0100

Suppose that every week I subject myself to a suicide experiment. I use a suicide machine to win that weeks lottery. After a few years I will have won hundreds of times in succession.

Now there exists a class of universes, with a very low measure, in which the laws of physics are such that I am guaranteed to win. The probability that I find myself in such a universe will have increased substantially after each experiment. After a few years I will be sure to live in such a universe. It would be easy to check, all I would have to do is to buy a ticket and see if I have won without using the suicide machine.

Received on Sun Dec 23 2001 - 05:50:02 PST

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