Joel wrote:

>What is weird from one perspective is not too weird in another.  Some might
>thing it's strange, and others might not.

I agree. So what I say is that we must explain why the "world"  seems to
*remain* normal to us.

Suppose you have a theory of elementary particles, and that your theory 
that if you send a neutron on a proton with enough energy, then you get a 
mad cows lasting for 0.00134sec. 

And then you do the experiment, and you get nothing (except the proton 
and neutron).
You agree that you must explain the absence of madcows, I guess.

Well, with everything-like type of TOEs, there is a necessity to explain 
apparence of lawfull regularities, because those TOEs (like the Everett 
a priori entails to much possible continuations, there is an 

In this list, oversimplifying a little bit, there are two sort of 
with respect to that inflation.

1) The Schmidhuber-Ruhl-Dobrzelewski-... approaches (SRD). (Please don't 
take such 
denomination too seriously).

The SRD makes abstraction of the first person and does not take into 
the first person description. There is some agreement that there are 
still third 
person white rabbits, and they hunt them by using some absolute 
assumption (Nick Bostrom SSA, see 
based on universal prior.

2) The other approaches, which take into account the fact that we have 
not yet
solved the mind body problem. In particular if we accept the 
computationalist thesis,
then it is possible to show explicitily that consciousness cannot be 
neither with "physical activity", nor even with any single computation, 
but only to
dense and continuous sheaves of infinite computations. You still have to 
the absence of the third person whabbits (and universal prior could still 
useful although my own track of 3-whabbits is more  based on Bennett 
notion of depth),
but, you get 1-person whabbits too (and a priori vastly numerous, at 
least 2^aleph0).
To track them you need a refined *relative SSA*, which can be seen as a 
conditionalisation on your "actual" states.

Some are hunting the 3-whabbits, 
and some are hunting the 3-whabbits + the 1-whabbits.

No doubt that that summary is rough, but I wanted to be short. 




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