X-Message-Number: 20143
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 15:07:42 +1000
From: Damien Broderick <>
Subject: Vote for cryonics

John de Rivaz commented:


>contains a vote on whether you'd chose cryonics or Hawaii for the New
>Scientist competition. At the time of writing about 20% of the 2842 votes
>cast voted for life.

A friend pointed out the game-theory oddity of the 79.7% who currently
chose the Hawaii trip. Maybe the prize is non-transferrable, but on the
face of it some people prefer a notional holiday worth a few thousand bucks
to a prize worth a cited $28,000, arguably re-sellable via eBay or whatever
for no less than $20,000.

Damien Broderick

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