On 2 Aug 99, at 14:22, delriviere christophe wrote:
> In what kind of society would we live if for each financial transaction,
> how little it is, a small percentage of this transaction was assignated to
> a zero sum lottery ? you buy a car, a TV, a gsm, a chocolate, a fruit, a
> house, a beer, a service, wathever, a small percentage of the price is
> invested in a permanent and fast lottery for you in an automated way. That
> would be totally enforced by law.
> an interesting and fun side effect would be to select the Darwin way a
> more lucky society, for sure we really need it for the future ;)
There's no evidence for "luck" as an attribute of individuals, and I don't see any plausible way to posit a mechanism for it. Sounds a lot like "Psi." If either were proved to exist, that would be a huge scientific revolution, completely aside from possibilities of natural or sexual selection being used to enhance any such abilities.