[Poll] Faith in Humanity

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How much would you wager with the magical cat?

  1. More than 1000x your annual income

    8 vote(s)
    12.1%
  2. 1000x your annual income

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  3. 100x your annual income

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  4. 50x your annual income

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 25x your annual income

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. 10x your annual income

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  7. 5x your annual income

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 2x your annual income

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 1x your annual income

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 6x your monthly income

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  11. 3x your monthly income

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  12. 2x your monthly income

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. 1x your monthly income

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  14. 2x your weekly income

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  15. 1x your weekly income

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  16. 3x your daily income

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  17. 2x your daily income

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  18. 1x your daily income

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. 4x your hourly income

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  20. 2x your hourly income

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  21. 1x your hourly income

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. I would wager small change

    10 vote(s)
    15.2%
  23. I wouldn't wager anything

    24 vote(s)
    36.4%
  24. I do not wish to answer

    5 vote(s)
    7.6%
  1. Refulgent

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    How could a cat even give me the money in the first place? I mean physically holding it? Can a cat write cheques? :hmm:
     
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    HNCKrstl 《The Đevîl's Cøñsørt》

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    If I don't lose anything for saying a simple yes I would definitely let them win. And I believe most people would do that too. So yeah, I'd wager. But there's the chance of

    this. Not anyone's fault. So I'd wager only an amount I'm ok with losing and would be useful if I do win, like I don't mind losing a month's salary, but an extra month's salary can be really really useful for me.
     
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    Kana_SST Active Member

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    I choose 'More than 1000x your annual income'. If I lose I can just kill myself so why not.
     
  4. GDLiZy

    GDLiZy Wise Deepsea Mermaid

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    Wage more than 1000x of my income if only the cat can tell that random person that "my name is Liz and I'll give you half of my money if you say yes if you can contact me at NUF.".
     
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    Kadmos1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how much faith I put in humanity anymore, including myself!
     
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    ongoingwhy Well-Known Member

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    ...if I were the random person, I would say no. :blobowoevil_horns: Anyway, I don't like gambling, so I wouldn't wager anything. :cookie:
     
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    kkgoh Well-Known Member

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    Are you picking all these polls out from some documentary?! There was literally an old Brit gameshow on this topic, loosely based on Game Theory. Golden Balls (2007) ... dumb name I know.
    Two contestants would choose the ball for "Split" or "Steal" for a pot of money.
    If they both chose Split they divvy the money.
    If one person chooses Steal he gets all of it.
    If they both chose Steal they get nothing.

    Even though Game Theory tells you that the most logical answer is to split/pay it forward/do good (i.e. random person should rightfully agree LET YOU WIN) .... the fear of being screwed over FAR outweighed the desire to do good (i.e. the random person will NOT LET YOU WIN). In Golden Balls, it was statistically more likely that someone would screw you over when the pot gets big enough.

    So the correct answer is that you should bet small or nothing.

    Here's the podcast on RadioLab. Won't spoil the ending on what one genius contestant did.
    Would be great if you can achieve that.
    https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/segments/golden-rule
     
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