I realise I'm coming to this a little late, but I'm a little unclear about this case. This is my understanding:

When you ask me if I should give Omega the $100, I commit to "yes" because I am the agent who might meet Omega one day, and since I am in fact at the time before the coin has been flipped right now, by the usual expected value calculations the rational choice is to decide to.

So does that mean that if I commit now (eg: by giving myself a monetary incentive to give the $100), and my friend John meets Omega tomorrow who has flipped the coi... (read more)

I realise I'm coming to this a little late, but I'm a little unclear about this case. This is my understanding:

When you ask me if I should give Omega the $100, I commit to "yes" because I

amthe agent who might meet Omega one day, and since I am in fact at the timebeforethe coin has been flippedright now, by the usual expected value calculations the rational choice is to decide to.So does that mean that if I commit now (eg: by giving myself a monetary incentive to give the $100), and my friend John meets Omega tomorrow who has flipped the coi... (read more)