Hal Finney writes:

There are a few unintuitive consequences, though, such as that large
instantiations of OMs will have more measure than small ones, and likewise
slow ones will have more measure than fast ones.  This is because in each
case the interpretation program can be smaller if it is easier to find the
OM in the vastness of a universe, and the slower and bigger an OM is the
easier it is to find.  I am inclined to tentatively accept these results.
It does imply that the extreme future vision of some transhumanists,
to upload themselves to super-fast, super-small computers, may greatly
reduce their measure, which would mean that it would be like taking a
large chance of dying.


Could someone please explain what will happen to the hapless transhumanists in their computer when their measure falls to alarmingly low levels? Will they develop severe headaches, turn transparent like ghosts, or what?

--Stathis Papaioannou

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