At 11:20 AM 6/2/2005, Hal Finney wrote:
All these examples are meant to show that we act as though we care about
giving good experiences even though we know they will be forgotten and
not have lasting impact. If we extend that principle more generally,
I think it follows that we should try to have good experiences on days
when we have high measure.
I've always thought that QM offered great tools for social scientists, and
here's another example. Is it worthwhile to consider a life as the sum of
experiences along a given track of the world line, or can we borrow from
Feynman and view life as a "sum over histories?" If so, it might explain
false memories, love at first sight and coincidence.