Jesse Mazer wrote:
Bruno Marchal wrote:
we are "conscious" only because we belong to a continuum of infinite
never ending stories ...
...that's what the lobian machine's "guardian angel" G* says about
that: true and strictly unbelievable.
Since you agree that the number of histories is on a continuum, you
must accept that no matter how large or small a segment of the
continuum is considered, the number of histories is the same. Hence
measure is the same for any observer.
The whole concept of "measure" is based on assigning different
probabilities to different infinite sets--the fact that two sets have
the same cardinality doesn't imply they must have the same measure.
For example, any continuous probability distribution used in
statistics (the bell curve, for example) can be used to assign a
measure to an arbitrary finite interval (which necessarily contains an
infinite number of points), the measure just being the area under the
curve over that interval.
Jesse I agree with you from the third person perspective. You can only
take a measure of infinite sets when you have more then one set . In
other words you need at least two sets so you can compare them. However
in the case of first person perspective, the observer has only his own
set. All he has is the cardinality of the set and he has only one set.
No other set to compare it to. The cardinality is the same for all first
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