Yes, I agree that you could still have some form of QTI if there are only a
finite number of states. I just don't believe in it, because I don't think
the use of the relative measure is justified in case the observer isn't
conserved. In all other case the absolute measure and the relative measure
lead to the same predictions.

> Actually, in standard quantum mechanics, there is an infinity of
> observer moments, 2^{\aleph_0} of them in fact.
> What you are talking about are various quantum gravity theories, such
> as string theory, which appear to have a finite number of observer
> moments.
> However, even if as observers we are locked into a Nietschian cycle at
> some point in time due to finiteness of the number of possible states,
> the number will be so large that the practical effects of QTI will
> still need to be considered.
> Cheers

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Russell Standish" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 4:31 AM
Subject: Re: Proof that QTI is false

> On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 11:58:14PM +0200, Saibal Mitra wrote:
> >
> > QTI in the way defined in this list contradicts quantum mechanics. The
> > observable part of the universe can only be in a finite number of
> > states. So, it can only harbor a finite number of observer moments or
> > experiences a  person can have, see here for details:
> >
> >
> >
> > If there can only be a finite number of observer moments you can only
> > experience a finite amount of time.
> >
> > QED.
> >
> >
> >
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