In my book, I define the term 1st person plural to cover this
"consensual virtual reality". 3rd person I define to be a hypothetical
outside view of the quantum Multiverse, which must contain all observers (if
you find my results convincing). The outside view of the Multiverse is
hypothetical, as no possible observer can occupy that position.

There is no name for a viewpoint outside the Plenitude, since there
cannot even be such a view point.

I chose these terms: 1st person, 1st person plural and 3rd person
consistent with what this list seemed to be using at the time.


On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 05:35:21PM -0000, David Nyman wrote:
> Colin Hales wrote:
> > Perhaps the 3rd person is best called 'virtual'. It's role is one for
> > 'as-if' it existed.
> Yes, that's a reasonable suggestion. Then 3rd person might be reserved
> for the type of observation in George's examples. The 'shareable
> knowledge base' is then an aspect of 'personal virtual reality', and
> those elements held in common by a community of 1st persons (common
> frame of reference) constitute 'consensual virtual reality'.
> David

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