Re: Market failure to sufficently weigh the future?

From: Dave Sill (
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 12:23:06 MST

Robin Hanson <> wrote:
> Not every use of a time machine creates a grandfather paradox. We're
> not talking about killing your previous self, just about giving them $1
> more to spend back then. I see nothing paradoxical about that.

OK, either I received the money from the future or I didn't. If I did, then
how can I *not* decide to send it back now? If I didn't, how can I change
the past by deciding to send it back today? And if I could decide to send
money to myself in the past, wouldn't that create a feedback loop? E.g., I
send back $1000 that turns into $5000 today which I reinvest in the past so
it grows into $25000 today which I reinvest in the past...


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