Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> Suppose God took Platonia, in all its richness, and made it physical. What 
> would expect to 
> experience in the next moment?
> (a) nothing
> (b) everything
> (c) something
> (a) can't be right. Although in the vast majority of universes in the next 
> moment your head 
> explodes or the laws of physics change such that your brain stops working 
> (sorry), as long as 
> there is at least one copy of you still conscious, you can expect to remain 
> conscious.
> (b) can't be right. However many copies of you there are, you only experience 
> being one at 
> a time. Even if one of the copies is mind-melded with others, that still 
> counts as an individual 
> with more complex experiences. Moreover, it is doubtful whether an experience 
> of everything 
> simultaneously - every possible thought, including all the incoherent ones - 
> is different to no 
> experience at all, much as a page covered in ink contains no more information 
> than a blank 
> page. 
> Therefore, (c) must be right. You can expect to experience something. What is 
> it that you 
> might experience, if all possibilities are actualised? What will you 
> experience if no measure is 
> defined, or all the possibilities have equal measure?

I'd expect to experience just one consistent actuallity - just like I do now 
when one of two possibilities in my modest universe is realized.  I never find 
myself in a linear superposition of states and my coins never come up both 
heads and tails at the same time.

Brent Meeker

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