Re: Separate Copies Contribute Separately to One's Runtime

From: Mikko Rauhala (
Date: Sat Mar 08 2008 - 10:34:40 MST

pe, 2008-03-07 kello 11:52 -0800, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky kirjoitti:
> If you flip a fair quantum coin, have your exoself generate 100
> separated isomorphic copies of you conditional on the coin coming up
> heads, then, when (all of) you are about to look at the coin, should
> your subjective anticipation of seeing "heads" be 1:1 or 100:1?

Isomorphic copies aren't separate subjects (rather just representations
of one really fault-tolerant one), so clearly 1:1. No wonder people are
confused though with the subject line setting them up for a completely
incorrect assumption ;]

If you'd have the exoself arbitrarily differentiate the conditional
copies, again clearly 100:1...

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