The culture that is Japan markets in everything Newcomb’s paradox edition

In Japan, where palm reading remains one of the most popular means of fortune-telling, some people have figured out a way to change their fate. It’s a simple idea: change your palm, change the reading, and change your future. All you need is a competent plastic surgeon with an electric scalpel who has a basic knowledge of palmistry. Or you can draw the lines on your hand with a marker and let him work the magic you want.

The story is here, hat tip goes to Robert Martinez.  There are some other interesting points in the article, but I shall not reproduce them here.


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