On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 09:27:50PM +0100, Alastair Malcolm wrote:
> >
> > I use universe and history, or OM-sequence almost synonymously. Since
> > it was I who made the comment, it is what I meant. I think your method
> > can only work if the sequence of OMs observed by an observer is
> > describable as the outcome of some deterministic, or near
> > deterministic law.
> Yes, but it's not a local law: the point is that the minimum specification
> is whatever minimally specifies a normal OM (including what constitutes it
> etc). The presumption is that this will be something like a TOE, which will
> likely incorporate some compressed version of mwi, and so would lead to
> apparent indeterministic qm at the physical universe branch level
> (considered as OM sequences if you wish).

I think you're still missing the point of the UDA. An ensemble like
the all strings ensemble (or UD*) necessarily predicts a predominence
of OMs of high measure that are the consistent continuation of the OM
we experience now.

My argument is that some required property of the observer steps in to
prevent these states from being experienced. Another way of looking at
it is to see that evolution is the only information generating process
in the Multiverse, and the evolution requires heritability, also known
as preservation of information. From this, the axioms of quantum
mechanics follow, which are sufficient (perhaps) to banish the white

Anyway, there is a connection between this heritability requirement
and the robustness requirement I use in my White Rabbit treatment,
although I haven't connected the dots.


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