Re: Value of Long Lives (Was: What is the best place ...)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Jun 29 2000 - 23:10:04 MDT

At 07:03 PM 29/06/00 -0700, Wei Dai <> wrote:

>Suppose a genie told you that he could grant you one wish (which may be
>composed of an infinite number of subwishes), but first you would be
>tortured for a year, and then the wish only has 1% chance of coming true.

This is the customary experience of many artists/writers/start-up geniuses.

>Would you accept? What if the wish has only 0.1% chance of coming true?

This is the customary experience of me. :(

Damien Broderick
[nah, Buoyantly and Perpetually Optimistic, you betcha]

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