Re: Definition of survival

From: Jeff L Jones (
Date: Fri Apr 18 2008 - 19:36:12 MDT

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 5:46 PM, Matt Mahoney <> wrote:
> Make it a 2 player game. You name a figure, $X. Your opponent has the option
> of either accepting $X from you, in which case you die one day later and he
> dies one day sooner, or he can pay you $X in which case you die one day sooner
> and he lives one day longer. What amount do you name?

I'd offer him slightly less than the value of one day of his life...
take the money, and then go copy myself a couple times. :) Seriously
though, I don't see how such a game would arise as neither of us is
capable of predicting the future of our lives.

This is getting away from the original question, where you would be
deciding *after* you had the experience whether to erase it. I see
that as a much more well-defined dilemna.


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