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23 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 June 2008 08:16AM

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Comment author: Recovering_irrationalist 03 June 2008 09:35:03PM 1 point [-]

I think the entire post makes sense, but what if...

Adam signs up for cryonics.

Brian flips a coin ten times, and in quantum branches where he get all tails he signs up for cryonics. Each surviving Brian makes a few thousand copies of himself.

Carol takes $1000 and plays 50/50 bets on the stock market till she crashes or makes a billion. Winning Carols donate and invest wisely to make positive singularity more likely and negative singularity less likely, and sign up for cryonics. Surviving Carols run off around a million copies each, but adjusted upwards or downwards based how nice a place to live they ended up in.

Assuming Brian and Carol aren't in love (most of her won't get to meet any of him at the Singularity Reunion), who's better off here?