Wei Dai wrote:
> If computational uncertainty is covered under probability theory, maybe it
> can shed some light on the Self-Indication Axiom (SIA). Suppose you are in
> a universe with either 1 or 10 people, depending on whether the 100!-th
> digit of PI is odd or even. (There is a machine that computes the digit
> and then creates either 1 or 10 people.) Should you believe that the
> 100!-th digit of PI is more likely to be even than odd? This is similar to
> the thought experiment in your DA paper where a machine creates 1 or 10
> people depending on the outcome of a coin flip, but without the problem of
> dealing with what it means for the coin flip to be "fair".
Nick Bostrom
http://www.hedweb.com/nickb n.bostrom@lse.ac.uk
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
London School of Economics