[ExI] any exact copy of you is you + universe is infinite = you are guaranteed immortality

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 16:33:21 UTC 2007

On 6/16/07, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> There's an easier, if less immediately lucrative, way to win at gambling if
> the MWI is correct. You decide on a quick and certain means of suicide, such
> as a cyanide pill that you can keep in your mouth and bite on if you should
> so decide. You then place your bet on your game of choice and think the
> following thought as sincerely as you possibly can: "if I lose, I will kill
> myself". Most probably, if you lose you'll chicken out and not kill
> yourself, but there has to be at least a slightly greater chance that you
> will kill yourself if you lose than if you win. Therefore, after many bets
> you will more likely find yourself alive in a universe where you have come
> out ahead. The crazier and more impulsive you are and the closer your game
> of choice is to being perfectly fair, the better this will work.

And this system has the great advantage for the rest of us that more
idiots are removed from our world.
(See: Darwin Awards)

In case you haven't noticed, this universe really, really, doesn't
care what people believe. No matter how sincerely they believe.

That's how scientific progress is made. The universe does something
that the scientist didn't expect. i.e. it contradicted his beliefs.
Many great discoveries have begun with a scientist saying, "That's


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