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Aokidanza wrote:

I... I don't know, honestly. On one hand, I'm not doing anything important in my life. The person I would be killing, however, might be doing a lot of good. They could be a leader, an activist, or just your everyday hero, like a cop or fireman. I have no right to sacrifice someone like that for myself. But, on the other hand, I wouldn't want to devastate my loved ones with my own death. It isn't far to them if I throw my life away when I could save it. So... I really don't know. Tough question. Hmm.


They could also be the next Hitler, or drug cartel leader, or serial killer/rapist, etc.
You just never know with randomness; you might be doing the world a big favor by saving yourself.
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yes, despite what miserable life I have
I still want to live it.
Even though, it seems completely selfish of me
but, I'll make sure that life isn't wasted.
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Well I know the world is a better place with me than without me!!! Who knows about this chump from the future?! So the logical answer is, sayonara sucker, sorry things had to end this way for ya!!!!

His life ended for a greater cause than himself... ME!!!
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Posted 11/16/13

ahatestory wrote:


Aokidanza wrote:

I... I don't know, honestly. On one hand, I'm not doing anything important in my life. The person I would be killing, however, might be doing a lot of good. They could be a leader, an activist, or just your everyday hero, like a cop or fireman. I have no right to sacrifice someone like that for myself. But, on the other hand, I wouldn't want to devastate my loved ones with my own death. It isn't far to them if I throw my life away when I could save it. So... I really don't know. Tough question. Hmm.


They could also be the next Hitler, or drug cartel leader, or serial killer/rapist, etc.
You just never know with randomness; you might be doing the world a big favor by saving yourself.


Conversely they could be a great hero and save many lives by fighting for good and justice. Or perhaps by going into the medical profession and making a big break through.
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What do I care? I don't know the guy.
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Posted 11/17/13

ZenZaku wrote:


ahatestory wrote:


Aokidanza wrote:

I... I don't know, honestly. On one hand, I'm not doing anything important in my life. The person I would be killing, however, might be doing a lot of good. They could be a leader, an activist, or just your everyday hero, like a cop or fireman. I have no right to sacrifice someone like that for myself. But, on the other hand, I wouldn't want to devastate my loved ones with my own death. It isn't far to them if I throw my life away when I could save it. So... I really don't know. Tough question. Hmm.


They could also be the next Hitler, or drug cartel leader, or serial killer/rapist, etc.
You just never know with randomness; you might be doing the world a big favor by saving yourself.


Conversely they could be a great hero and save many lives by fighting for good and justice. Or perhaps by going into the medical profession and making a big break through.


I didn't mean to suggest that couldn't be the case. The poster I replied to was stating basically the same thing as you, and while I agree with them that those outcomes are possible, I felt it worth pointing out that the opposite outcome was also possible, since it seemed that wasn't being considered.
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I would let myself live. Of course, knowing that karma is just a hoe, the person who would die would probably be someone close to me. That's how it works.
Posted 11/17/13

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I would make sure I almost saved me but not quite lulz


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Posted 11/17/13
Never do I ever feel content of choosing one or/over the other therefore my response will be, saving both of ours. This way, neither of us will need to grieve for the other or feel resentment.
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Well I suppose this could be in the vein with the thread asking about which button you'd push, the one that let's you go but kills someone else or you kill yourself to save this other person. Of course they're in another identical room facing the same choice if I remember right.

Anyvey...

Personally I don't think I'm selfless enough to worry about someone who isn't even on this plane of existence yet. After all every single one of us is going to die at some point, that's the curse of living, so when it's something that's inevitable does it really matter if I choose to continue my existence by condemning a future possibility? They'd die one way or the other whether I choose to save myself or sacrifice myself. How is it decided who will be killed in the future? I'm interested. Also when are they killed in the future? Like how many life experiences are they allowed before the chopping block for my own survival?

However to be that guy, let's take the idea of Schrodinger's Cat into this hypothetical. Say I choose to save myself on this plane of existence. On another plane my "other" self would choose to sacrifice themself for this other person. Therefore regardless of my own personal choice this future person will still live on some plane of existence. (If I misused Schrodinger's Cat in place of a different theory I'd like to be corrected on it)


Uh wow you start talking as if the Multiverse theory is fact when it seems highly fiction with 0 proof behind it. Also the context behind Schrodinger's cat experience totally does not match this philosophy, you could use Schrodinger's cat experience as an idea to think of the possibilities of letting another human survive or let yourself live, but in the end, if you're going to look at this in association of quantum mechanics, then think of the probability of who could the surviving human possibly be, cause it may be some poor old hobo, some old guy who lived his life or someone with a deadly disease, so in a scientific regard, saving yourself, a healthy(?), young(?) and productive(??) person, is advantageous.

Hurray for science!
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I'm already immortal. Believe me, the Reaper has already tried numerous times, and yet here I am.
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Thanks for explaining it. I had the suspicion I was using it wrong. So would it be more proper to say that I used the Multi Universe theory?


It would depend upon which Multiverse Model you are using. For instance, there is one in which every action/choice/possibility in any array of combinations happens, as in in one you walk, the other you sit down, etc. I think this one matches your hypothetical best. There are many other models, though.
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Depends on whether the coin lands on heads or tails.
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We are all going to die so why not let someone else have a chance at life? thats my take on it.
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Posted 11/17/13

UndeadMiltonius wrote:


ZenZaku wrote:

Well I suppose this could be in the vein with the thread asking about which button you'd push, the one that let's you go but kills someone else or you kill yourself to save this other person. Of course they're in another identical room facing the same choice if I remember right.

Anyvey...

Personally I don't think I'm selfless enough to worry about someone who isn't even on this plane of existence yet. After all every single one of us is going to die at some point, that's the curse of living, so when it's something that's inevitable does it really matter if I choose to continue my existence by condemning a future possibility? They'd die one way or the other whether I choose to save myself or sacrifice myself. How is it decided who will be killed in the future? I'm interested. Also when are they killed in the future? Like how many life experiences are they allowed before the chopping block for my own survival?

However to be that guy, let's take the idea of Schrodinger's Cat into this hypothetical. Say I choose to save myself on this plane of existence. On another plane my "other" self would choose to sacrifice themself for this other person. Therefore regardless of my own personal choice this future person will still live on some plane of existence. (If I misused Schrodinger's Cat in place of a different theory I'd like to be corrected on it)


Uh wow you start talking as if the Multiverse theory is fact when it seems highly fiction with 0 proof behind it. Also the context behind Schrodinger's cat experience totally does not match this philosophy, you could use Schrodinger's cat experience as an idea to think of the possibilities of letting another human survive or let yourself live, but in the end, if you're going to look at this in association of quantum mechanics, then think of the probability of who could the surviving human possibly be, cause it may be some poor old hobo, some old guy who lived his life or someone with a deadly disease, so in a scientific regard, saving yourself, a healthy(?), young(?) and productive(??) person, is advantageous.

Hurray for science!


Huzzah!

So what if I do believe in the multiverse theory? You gotta believe in something.
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