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View Poll Results: If you could know the exact date and time of your death, would you want to know?

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  • Yes, I'm an E

    9 22.50%
  • Yes, I'm an I

    11 27.50%
  • Yes, I'm an S

    4 10.00%
  • Yes, I'm an N

    14 35.00%
  • Yes, I'm a T

    14 35.00%
  • Yes, I'm a F

    6 15.00%
  • Yes, I'm a J

    10 25.00%
  • Yes, I'm a P

    8 20.00%
  • No, I'm a E

    5 12.50%
  • No, I'm a I

    12 30.00%
  • No, I'm a S

    3 7.50%
  • No, I'm a N

    14 35.00%
  • No, I'm a T

    10 25.00%
  • No, I'm a F

    7 17.50%
  • No, I'm a J

    4 10.00%
  • No, I'm a P

    13 32.50%
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    I like to have things planned, so yes it would be nice to know, so i know what to do before.. but however, then I might not start a family, because they shouldn't feel the loss of me.. so no...

    I would like to know, but no I would not... I do not know. There are pros and cons to both knowing and not.
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    I don't feel like doing the polling because I see both pro's and con's to it.

    Yes, I'd be strung out at the end, maybe, trying to squeeze out every last moment of living I can.

    At the same time, it would light a fire under me to actually accomplish my life goals rather than procrastinating.

    Besides, it's not just a bad thing knowing the date of your death; you might be assured that you will not live PAST that date, which seems bad... but you also know that you will not die BEFORE that day, so you can try whatever you want to try, knowing that it won't kill you. You are ensured of survival until that particular day.
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    Sure. I'd like to know not only the date but also the cause, so that I could plan properly.

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    I would want to know because that would be a huge motivator for me to get out in the world and do more things with life.
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    The possibility of making such a data available would be interesting in terms of determinism vs uncertainty. Even if uncertain the degree of uncertainty could be quite informative in terms of minimal scales at which 'uncertainty exists' and its translation at the macro scale.

    There's also the whole bit about free will and how observing change the observed system and infinite regressions (if you know, but the system predicts for you knowing, but you know that the system probably knows so you make up for it but the predictive systems accounts for that and ..)

    Then again you could easily have free will and determinism being both correct depending on the point of view (wether seen from the information available in the future or from now etc.)
    Then again a predictive system that would only give you the information after it happens would be sort of useless.

    Well, you could always say that the prediction will happen but in one of the possible futures and will only make sense/be correct in computational terms in one (of many) future state but then again that's not very useful to you right now at the 'root' state of this 'multiple futures tree'
    A bit like economists predicting a crysis after it happened.
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    ^that's what I said!!

    where is this information coming from, this date?! incomplete question without the system that is producing the computation and what variables are going into it

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    Yes, 100% I would want to know if at all possible. Death doesn't scare me since it's a definitive eventuality although I'm not going to hit the speed governor during rush hour traffic.

    Life changing choices would source from this knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphor View Post
    Yes, 100% I would want to know if at all possible. Death doesn't scare me since it's a definitive eventuality although I'm not going to hit the speed governor during rush hour traffic.

    Life changing choices would source from this knowledge.
    Nicely stated, I concur 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nozflubber View Post
    ^that's what I said!!

    where is this information coming from, this date?! incomplete question without the system that is producing the computation and what variables are going into it
    I never read idiotic threads, so i wouldn't know. But yeah, that's what crossed my mind. Well, more like struck it violently followed with nearly painful levels of boredom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown Ghost View Post
    There wouldn't be a point to knowing it. Once you found out you would inevitably avoid the circumstances leading up to it and it would end up being different.
    or you would try to avoid it and thereby accidentally cause your own death, which would blow.

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