On Sat, 19 Feb 2000 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> Build a conditional suicide machine that instantly kills the user unless a 
> particular set of conditions in the environment is satisfied. With 
> "conventional" quantum suicide these conditions could be a winning lottery 
> ticket for example. With time travel suicide, these conditions would be that 
> prespecified factors in the environment should match the past to which we 
> would like to travel to.

        This shit's sounding sillier by the second.
        I'll note, once again, that "quantum suicide" does not *move* you
to the surviving branches.  Those branches would have existed anyway.  All
it does is kill off what would have been perfectly acceptable copies of
you.
        Suppose there are two guys, one happy and one medium.  All QS is
is killing off the medium guy so everyone (surviving) can be happy.

        As for regular time travel, I doubt it's possible.  Certainly, if
a wormhole could exist, it would be submicroscopic.  I'll have to wait for
quantum gravity to know for sure, but I doubt even that's possible.

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               Jacques Mallah ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
         Physicist  /  Many Worlder  /  Devil's Advocate
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