Brent Meeker writes (quoting Jason Resch):
> > If many-worlds is true, consider for a second how many histories> > lines 
> > (and copies of you) must have been created by now. The > > universe had 
> > been branching into untold numbers of copies, untold > > numbers of times 
> > each second, for billions of years before you were > > born. While not 
> > every branch contains you, once you appeared in one> > history line, a new 
> > copy of you has been created for every possible> > outcome of every quantum 
> > event that happens anywhere in this> > universe. > > I don't think this is 
> > the way to look at it. It's true that QM predicts an uncountably infinite 
> > number of branchings, even for an universe containing only a single 
> > unstable particle. But these branchings don't produce different copies of 
> > Stathis. As a big macroscopic object he is described by a reduced density 
> > matrix that has only extremely tiny off-diagonal terms. So he is a stable 
> > entity against these microscopic quantum events unless they are amplified 
> > so as to change his macroscopic state - as for example if he heard a geiger 
> > counter click. The microscopic events just add a little fuzz to his reduced 
> > density matrix - and the same for all of the classical world.> > You might 
> > be interested in Greg Egan's excellent SF story "Singleton" which is 
> > available online:> > 
> > ttp://> > 
> > Egan says "People who professed belief in the MWI never seemed to want to 
> > take it seriously, let alone personally." So he wrote a story in which it 
> > is taken personally.> > Brent Meeker
Doesn't "a little fuzz" in an infinite number of branchings result in every 
possibility actually manifesting an infinite number of times?
Stathis Papaioannou
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