kla...@bkpsecurity.com wrote:
> If Quantum Immortality (QI) is true, then we can ask the question what
> is the TYPICAL history for an "immortal". The typical history (or the
> typical time/space trajectory) would be the path most of the immortals
> take (and remember that in QI all of us are immortals)
> For each immortal history its weight in the space of all histories
> diminishes each time an improbable event takes place. Therefore,
> although in QI all of us are immortals, for a typical immortal the
> history will follow the principle of the least improbability. Things
> will be have in the least crazy way that will still allow the immortal
> to survive.
> Lets say an immortal decides to commit a suicide for a particular
> reason. It is then much more probable for some life event to occur
> that will persuade the immortal to abandon its attempt, then for the
> bullet to go through the immortal's head without actually killing the
> immortal. As an example, Alice decides to commit a suicide because her
> boyfriend Bob left her, Bob can change his mind, call Alice etc. so
> that the reason for the suicide is removed.
> Therefore, for a typical immortal there will be no bulllet going
> through the head, no disfigurement etc. Instead, an event will occur
> which will naturally remove the need for the suicide.
> In other words, immortals will not typically perceive themselves
> living in the world where strange things happen. Instead, the world
> will somehow make sure that immortals stay alive AND that things
> behave relatively reasonably.
> Let us assume that QI is true and that all of us are immortals. What
> is the least improbable thing that can allow us to stay alive forever?
> Life extension. With the modern progress of biology it is not
> completely improbable that a technology is discovered within say next
> 10 years that will reverse aging. In this scenario a typical immortal
> will not even tribute his immortality to QI. Instead, immortality
> will be a natural consequence of life extension.

Certainly no one before 1920 attributed his immortality to QM.  So it must have 
just seemed luck to each of them that they live on forever while all their 
friends and family die.  And for the Neanderthal immortals even all their 
dies.  And what about the immortal homohabilis?...the immortal tyranosaouri?

> Now lets apply the principle of the least improbability to actually
> influence things.
> Lets assume, that Alice who believes in QI wants a certain probable
> event to happen, for instance win 1,000,000 in a casino. Alice then
> comes to a casino with a loaded gun and promises to herself, that she
> will kill herself if she does not win 1,000,000. You can even think
> about a suicidal lottery machine, which will automatically kill Alice
> if Alice does not win 1,000,000.
> Since Alice is immortal, there are two possivle outcomes
> 1). Alice wins 1,000,000 and the trigger is not pulled
> 2). Alice does not win 1,000,000, the trigger is pulled, the bullet
> goes through Alice's head without killing Alice
> Now although 1) is highly improbable 2) is much much more improbable.
> Due to the principle of the least improbability 1) is going to happen
> for a typical immortal - meaning that Alice wins 1,000,000
> If you accept that, you should accept that QI provides a way for
> immortals to influence the world by doing attempted suicides.
> Essentially, anything becomes possible for an immortal.

Let us know how that works out for you. :-)


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