2009/2/11 Jack Mallah <jackmal...@yahoo.com>: >> > 3) If I am defined as an observer-moment, then I am >> part of either A1 or A2, not even the whole thing - just my >> current experience. This is the most conservative >> definition and thus may be the least misleading. >> >> This is the way I think of it, at least provisionally. > > OK. > >> But the point is, I do look at the clock and I do know that I am A, with >> probability 1, and therefore that I will soon be B with probability 1. > > That contradicts what you said above about being an observer-moment. If you > are, then some _other_ observer-moments will be in B, not you.
But the same could be said about everyday life. The person who wakes up in my bed tomorrow won't be me, he will be some guy who thinks he's me and shares my memories, personality traits, physical characteristics and so on. In other words, everyone only lives transiently, and continuity of consciousness is an illusion. The question of survival is then the question of how to ensure that this illusion continues. QI allows the illusion to continue indefinitely. -- Stathis Papaioannou --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---