On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 06:48:06PM -0000, Jason wrote:
> With ASSA/RSSA there is the assumption that there is a sampling, that
> of all observers (or observer moments) one is selected and
> experienced.  Consider momentarily, that no sampling was taking
> place?  Is this view consistent and valid?
> Note that by "no sampling" I mean no discrimination.  Instead of one
> oberserver or observer-moment being chosen, all are chosen and all are
> experienced.  In this regard the pronoun "you" becomes meaningless, it
> could be said that all perspectives are experienced by a single mind.
> When a person is born an observer is not created, rather the universe
> gains a new perspective upon itself.  The same is true in all the
> paradoxes of duplication/copying of observers.  Instead of there being
> a 50% chance of experiencing Washington or Moscow there is a 100%
> chance the universe perceives both viewpoints.

I'm not really sure what you mean by "no sampling". The sampling
refers to experiencing one OM selected from a set of multiple OMs. The
only way for this not to occur is for there to actually be only one OM
to select, or for all OMs to be experienced simultaneously. I would
argue that both of these cases contradict experience. I would even go
out on a limb and suggest that consciousness would be impossible if it
were not possible to experience different OM's sequentially, ie to be
able to form bits. 

Of course all OMs are experienced, (that is by definition) but not all
OMs are experienced simultaneously by a given experiencer. That is
what sampling means.


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