On Sat, Dec 08, 2001 at 12:57:16PM -0800, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> For example, suppose he took a drug which made his mental processes
> become confused. He was no longer sure of basic facts about himself
> and the universe. This mental state would no longer be bound to one
> specific universe. Instead, a large collection of distinct universes
> could be consistent with this mental state. These observer-moments
> might therefore have larger measure, since they would correspond to a
> larger part of the multiverse.
I think this is a common occurance. Every time you forget something,
a post-forgetting observer-moment would have larger measure than a
pre-forgetting observer-moment. And similarly, every time you observe
something new, a post-observation observer-moment would have smaller
measure than a pre-observation observer-moment.
> In general, one might expect those minds with less observational power
> and less specific knowledge and understanding of the universe to have
> larger measure.
Yes, but that doesn't mean you should be surprised if you find yourself
having more observational power and more knowledge, because the set of
sharp minds can have greater measure than the set of dull minds even if
individual sharp minds has less measure than individual dull minds.
> Does this have any implications for the use of the all-universe hypothesis
> to explain and predict our observations?
What kinds of implications did you have in mind?