I remember discussing this with you a few months ago. I am still not convinced though :-)

----- Oorspronkelijk bericht ----- Van: "Jesse Mazer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Aan: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Verzonden: Sunday, April 25, 2004 06:19 PM Onderwerp: Re: Are we simulated by some massive computer? > Saibal Mitra wrote: > > > >This is the ''white rabbit'' problem which was discussed on > >this list a few > >years ago. This can be solved by assuming that there exists > >a measure over > >the set of al universes, favoring simpler ones. > > > >Also, note that there is no such thing as ''next possible'' > >states. Once you > >consider the whole of Platonia all you have is a > >probability distribution > >over the set of all possible states you can be in (because > >you can't define > >time in a normal way anymore). There is no conditional > >probability for your > >next experience given what you have experienced now. A > >valid question is: > >What is the probability that you will be in a state P that > >contains the > >memory that you have been in a state P'. > > It's not necessarily true that the all-universe idea rules out conditional > probabilities for experiences. If you had a mathematical theory of > consciousness, it might very well define a notion of subjective time and > give you something like "transition probabilities" between > observer-moments--the probability that my next experience will be B, given > that my current experience is A. > > Jesse > > _________________________________________________________________ > Watch LIVE baseball games on your computer with MLB.TV, included with MSN > Premium! > http://join.msn.com/?page=features/mlb&pgmarket=en-us/go/onm00200439ave/dire ct/01/ > >