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Normal_Anomaly comments on Pascal's Mugging: Tiny Probabilities of Vast Utilities - Less Wrong

39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 October 2007 11:37PM

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Comment author: Normal_Anomaly 02 January 2011 01:14:03AM 0 points [-]

That observation applies to humans, who also tend not to kill large numbers of people for no payoff (that is, if you've already refused the money and walked away).

Comment author: Will_Sawin 02 January 2011 03:59:44AM 0 points [-]

That's a symmetric effect, though.

Comment author: DanielLC 06 May 2011 10:07:55PM 4 points [-]

Yes, but they're more likely to kill large numbers of people conditional on you not doing what they say than conditional on you doing what they say.