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

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 04:37:35 UTC 2007

On 17/06/07, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

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
> odd......?".

Do you disagree that the MWI of QM is correct, or do you disagree that my
proposal will work even if the MWI is correct?

Stathis Papaioannou
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