Re: Vote on Valuess, Bet on Beliefs

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 16:25:16 MDT

mjg223 wrote:
> For a practical example, take a market for transplant organs: I'm an
> average guy with failing liver - a new one would be of great value to
> me - and I can beg, borrow, and, steal perhaps $1,000,000 to
> literally save my life. You, on the other hand, are a fantastically
> wealthy industrialist, worth more billions than you can conceivably
> spend the interest on, and you happen to like eating human liver,
> cooked, whipped, and spread on crackers. Since $10,000,000 is worth
> nothing to you, you easily out bid me.

The obvious solution is to sell the failing liver to the industrialist
and use the proceeds to buy yourself a new liver.

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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