> Saibal Mitra writes: > > >Because no such thing as free will exists one has to consider three > >different universes in which the three different choices are made. The > >three > >universes will have comparable measures. The antropic factor of 10^100 will > >then dominate and will cause the observer to find himself having made > >choice > >b) as one of the 10^100 copies in the minute without torture. > > But what will happen to the observer when the minute is up? > > --StathisPretending that these three universes are all that exists, what will happenis that the OM will find himself being another one of the 10^100 copies.Thecopy survives with memory loss. Saibal

`In what sense can the copy (or anything) become another copy with memory`

`loss? It is almost as if you are postulating a soul, which flies from one`

`body to another, and somehow contains the original person's identity so that`

`it survives memory loss. What is required for an observer moment OM_1 at`

`time t1 to "become" the next observer moment at time t2 is that at least one`

`successor OM exist with time stamp t2, a belief that he is the same person`

`as OM_1, and memories of OM_1 up to time t2. If several such OM's exist`

`{OM_2.1, OM_2.2, OM_2.3...} then either one may be the successor, with`

`probability determined by the measure of OM_2.n relative to the measure of`

`the whole set. Amazingly, being completely swamped with other OM's of`

`various types and vintages, more or less closely related to OM_1, makes`

`absolutely no difference to the process, because the OM's don't need to`

`"find" each other and lock arms, all they need to do is *exist*, anywhere in`

`the multiverse, related in the way I have described. This is somewhat`

`analogous to the fact that the integer 56 is always followed by the integer`

`57, even though there are lots and lots of other integers everywhere amongst`

`which these two could get lost.`

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