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ShardPhoenix comments on The Hero With A Thousand Chances - Less Wrong

63 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 04:25AM

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Comment author: ShardPhoenix 31 July 2009 11:24:13AM *  4 points [-]

Isn't it much more likely from the hero's perspective that he's in a (rigged) simulation (that therefore may well keep going as it has been) rather than in a genuine quantum luckworld? I guess it depends how many unlikely victories there have been, and how unlikely they in fact were. Still, the protagonist seems to be jumping to conclusions a bit.

I did like the story though.