Posted: Mar 13, 2011 3:08 pm
by Arcanyn
Quantum Quack wrote:My goal is to reach out to as many people as possible. And if that means less money for me, so be it. I’m 81 years old, what would I want with so much money anyway?

I imagine you'd have quite a need for a lot of money. You've got to plan for the future, after all, and a strong, fit 81 year old who is in perfect health on account of being able to quantum jump into realities in which he knows how to cure all disease and reverse aging and apply that knowledge here clearly has a long life ahead of him. When you've got billions of years of life to look forward to, as a result of knowing how to stay healthy indefinitely, you've really got to start saving up - you don't want to be going hungry in 537 million years time.

To add to that, we’re going through a recession, and I’m not some mega corporation trying to squeeze every last penny out of you.

Since you care so much about everybody, why aren't you telling us your brilliant plan to fix the economy that an alternate version of you devised in the universe in which you're the most brilliant economist who has ever lived? Why are you so reluctant to share that knowledge?

So I went through the usual struggle with my publisher on Quantum Jumping’s price tag. My publisher made some calculations, and said we should make it $497. Anyone could pull that off, and it’ll give me a reasonable profit.

Why not self publish? After all, you have access to the knowledge possessed by an alternate version of you in a universe in which you're a highly successful publisher. Why pay some other guy to publish your work, when you could instead keep 100% of the profits, and sell many more copies as well, since your own publishing company will be far more successful than his?

Fair enough. Most people, maybe with a bit of effort, could scrape together $497. But I wasn’t comfortable with it. I didn’t want anyone to starve for a month, even though Quantum Jumping will make sure they never do again!

"Slash it,” I said. “We’ll still make a profit if more people can afford it.” So my publisher whipped out that calculator again. And so it went…




…until we hit a ceiling.

“Any lower than this, and we’ll be making a loss just to keep the website up,” said my publisher when we got to this figure:

And that’s as low a cost as you’ll ever pay for an immediate, unbelievable change to your life. Is $97 a fair deal? No. It’s an incredible deal.

Why charge at all? It should be a simple matter to get the money required to be able to supply this wonderful knowledge for free - just quantum jump into a reality where you know how to build a machine that can predict the winning lottery numbers, and use it to win the lottery. Then you'll never have to worry about whether you can afford to keep the website up, and you'll be able to spread the word across the globe.