In the multiverse, only other people end up in dead ends. Although from a third person perspective every entity in the multiverse could be said to exist only transiently because at every point of an entity's history we can say that there sprouts a dead end branch of zero extent, from a first person perspective, these branches cannot by definition ever be experienced.

Stathis Papaioannou

Le 13-déc.-05, à 02:07, Stathis Papaioannou a écrit :

From the third person perspective, the annihilation of the 10^100 copies
could be seen as 10^100 dead ends. (In fact, when I originally proposed this experiment, Hal Finney thought it represented the ultimate in mass murder.) If I were one of the 10^100, however, I wouldn't be worried in the slightest about the prospect of dying, because as long as at least one copy survives, this guarantees that I survive. This may go again intuition, but if you give up the notion of an immaterial soul, there is no reason why there should be a one to one relationship between earlier and later versions of a person.

OK. But from this I deduce that we were agreeing. Eventually this means we don't take the dead ends into account when computing probabilities for future extensions of oneself.


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