On 30/09/2007, Russell Standish <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 08:17:34PM +1000, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> > Is the DA incompatible with QI? According to MWI, your measure in the
> > multiverse is constantly dropping with age as versions of you meet
> > their demise. According to DA, your present OM is 95% likely to be in
> > the first 95% of all OM's available to you. Well, that's why you're a
> > few decades old, rather than thousands of years old at the
> > ever-thinning tail end of the curve. But this is still consistent with
> > the expectation of an infinite subjective lifespan as per QI.
> Incidently, this is the core of Jacques Mallah's argument against
> QTI. In the end, I discovered that his argument was internally
> consistent, but relied on the ASSA assumption, which I wasn't
> comfortable with. I wrote about this debate in my book.
Could this be a way to reconcile both ASSA and RSSA? You can expect to
survive indefinitely *and* you can expect to find yourself in a period
of high measure. It also explains why you aren't the oldest person in
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