On 25-Dec-01, Saibal Mitra wrote:
> Charles Goodwin wrote:
>> Or are you claiming that repeated quantum suicide attempts increase the
> chances
>> that you are a computer simulation?
> Yes that is what I claim.
> That would only occur if there was some sort
>> of cul-de-sac (assuming you *start* from a physical instantiation, at
> least). If
>> you are physically instantiated at some point in time, all physical
>> instantiations must end in a cul-de-sac before you can 'travel' to a
> universe in
>> which you are a computer simulation.
> Why? If your brain were replaced by a digital one, you would still be the
> same person. If I made a digital version of you and let the biological
> version of you live on, then there would be a 50% chance you would end up as
> the digital person.

I'm not sure what to make of such statements.  It seems to me there's a 100%
chance Charles would end up as both.  Are you positing a supernatural soul
that's *really* Charles and can only be in one of the two physical 'brains'?

Brent Meeker

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