Le 14-avr.-05, à 01:31, Hal Finney a écrit :

Nick Prince writes:If the MW immortality is correct then would we not only be immortal but

also very alone in the end. We know that we observe others die so

since we always find ourselves in a branch of the multiverse where we

live on - the conclusion seems inescapable

Can anyone figure a way out of such inevitable eternal loneliness because I rather like to chat to my freinds!!

Yes, it's very simple. Just kill yourself whenever any of your friends die. Then you will only be alive in universes where your friends are alive.

Be careful. You need to take into account the probabilities (on which we talk

since the beginning of the list).

Example: if your friend dies due to the explosion of an atomic bomb, and if

you kill yourself with a gun the probabilities you survive in world where your friend

survive could be low. If your friend dies because he killed himself with a gun, then

if you kill yourself with an atomic bomb, indeed, you will make the probability

of staying with your friend high.

Of course It is just the idea. A "rigorous" computation should be based on an

explicit "probability" calculus relating energy, information, computational histories, ...

To sum up the problem: immortality makes the idea of killing oneself ... hard.

Be careful. You need to take into account the probabilities (on which we talk

since the beginning of the list).

Example: if your friend dies due to the explosion of an atomic bomb, and if

you kill yourself with a gun the probabilities you survive in world where your friend

survive could be low. If your friend dies because he killed himself with a gun, then

if you kill yourself with an atomic bomb, indeed, you will make the probability

of staying with your friend high.

Of course It is just the idea. A "rigorous" computation should be based on an

explicit "probability" calculus relating energy, information, computational histories, ...

To sum up the problem: immortality makes the idea of killing oneself ... hard.

Bruno

http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/