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How much is ur life worth?
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Posted 10/15/08

Ok. Here's the hypothetical situation:

You're robbing a bank. The plan is very well thought out. Every meticulous detail is already taken care of. The vaults. The hostages. The getaway route.

This plan will result in you being 50.000 U.S dollars richer when you make a safe escape.

But there's 25% probability that you will get caught and shot dead on spot by the cops.

Here's where it gets interesting: for every 10% more of probability of you getting caught (therefore dead). The plan will yield 500.000 dollars more money.

So the game is: How much money, and at how much probability of you getting caught, that you are willing to bet your life on the line with?

Now i know some people are gonna be stupid and answer things that deviate from the topic. So here's the rules:

a) You can't back down from the situation. You can't surrender to the cops. You can't say "but i don't want to risk my life" (if you answer this. then don't even bother posting a reply. it's stupid. leave, don't play the game)
b) And in this situation there's no such thing as going to prison. The cops will shoot you dead on spot if they catch you. (don't ask why. This is hypothetical. Not reality)
c) The probability is also hypothetical. Don't ask why they're laid out like that. It just is.
d) You can't change the probability settings. It's absolute and cannot be modified in ANY way


Posted 10/15/08
I dont risk my life for 50 dollars
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Posted 10/15/08
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


it's 50 thousand dollars
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I'd do it for free
It's not really "how much your life is worth?" but "how greedy are you?"
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Posted 10/15/08

FlavorAmazing wrote:

I'd do it for free
It's not really "how much your life is worth?" but "how greedy are you?"


lol how come? bored that much? coz yeah i'd do it for free too just for the rush and excitement. But fuck it. 500 thous sounds good to me.

I was gonna ask a more straightforward type quizz like: how much money would you like as a reward in exchange for getting killed in a 25% probability.

But then again it's not fun and everybody will just say... 100.000.000.000.000 lol

i was gonna make this more like a psychology test to see how much people value themselves in term of money. But err yeah.. i guess i deviate too much from the initial intention
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Posted 10/15/08
My life is worth one bullet, Just like everyone of you here.
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Posted 10/15/08

supermalv wrote:


FlavorAmazing wrote:

I'd do it for free
It's not really "how much your life is worth?" but "how greedy are you?"


lol how come? bored that much? coz yeah i'd do it for free too just for the rush and excitement. But fuck it. 500 thous sounds good to me.

I was gonna ask a more straightforward type quizz like: how much money would you like as a reward in exchange for getting killed in a 25% probability.

But then again it's not fun and everybody will just say... 100.000.000.000.000 lol

i was gonna make this more like a psychology test to see how much people value themselves in term of money. But err yeah.. i guess i deviate too much from the initial intention


To answer you original question more seriously, I guess 35% chance of death for a million is acceptable. 500 000 isn't enough, 45% is too close to a 50 50 chance of death. Granted these are totally arbitrary numbers. I think another interesting aspect is if you would have to kill someone during the heist, which raises the stakes emotionally quite a bit. Presumably if the police are going to shoot you on site it is already a violent affair.
Unfortunately, psychology tests are best administered in real life...and not to 13 year old CR users who are looking for a quick couple of points.
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LIFE'S CLOSED DUE TO AIDS
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Posted 10/15/08

FlavorAmazing wrote:


supermalv wrote:


FlavorAmazing wrote:

I'd do it for free
It's not really "how much your life is worth?" but "how greedy are you?"


lol how come? bored that much? coz yeah i'd do it for free too just for the rush and excitement. But fuck it. 500 thous sounds good to me.

I was gonna ask a more straightforward type quizz like: how much money would you like as a reward in exchange for getting killed in a 25% probability.

But then again it's not fun and everybody will just say... 100.000.000.000.000 lol

i was gonna make this more like a psychology test to see how much people value themselves in term of money. But err yeah.. i guess i deviate too much from the initial intention


To answer you original question more seriously, I guess 35% chance of death for a million is acceptable. 500 000 isn't enough, 45% is too close to a 50 50 chance of death. Granted these are totally arbitrary numbers. I think another interesting aspect is if you would have to kill someone during the heist, which raises the stakes emotionally quite a bit. Presumably if the police are going to shoot you on site it is already a violent affair.
Unfortunately, psychology tests are best administered in real life...and not to 13 year old CR users who are looking for a quick couple of points.


lol word. It's a shame though. I'm really interested in how people would answer this.
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Posted 10/15/08
$3,550,000. I like a good gamble.
Posted 10/15/08
why should i rob a bank by myself? >.>

i would just copy joker's move on the dark knight


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Posted 10/15/08
my life is worth $0.0 to you the cops and every one but to me its priceless but if i have to put a price on it 50-50 chance for US$ 50000000 sound dam good i a willing to kill every one in the bank for that kind of money

and the joker a the boss
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i'd say, " hey cops, how about this?? You give me 500,000, as much as my life insurance and i'll give you the world??" Ten ten ne3ws wins mutha suckeas !!
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Posted 10/16/08

BigBooss wrote:

my life is worth $0.0 to you the cops and every one but to me its priceless but if i have to put a price on it 50-50 chance for US$ 50000000 sound dam good i a willing to kill every one in the bank for that kind of money

and the joker a the boss


well yeah. 50 mills. you can buy your own god damn island and name it after yourself. party every night. fck a lot of girls. have ur own condos and fast cars and all that.

but 50-50?? that's like flipping a coin and risking ur life with it. I know this is just a game.. but if it happens for real...

(picture a scene where people are screaming. police sirens are creeping closer and closer. and you have that feeling in ur guts. mixed with adrenaline. thinking "holy fucking shit what the hell am i doing?". The bullets went past your cars in barrages. Some of it just grazed the skin off your neck. And you have this deep paranoia that the next one will hit your skull. All while ur driving your getaway car)

would you still give your life away that easily?
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Posted 10/16/08
I want a 90% chance of getting caught and getting shot. I'll bring my "terminator" and kill them all.
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