Quentin Anciaux wrote:
> 2009/2/11 Jesse Mazer <laserma...@hotmail.com 
> <mailto:laserma...@hotmail.com>>
>     Brent Meeker wrote:
>      >
>      > Indeed there seems to be a conflict between MWI of QM and the
>     feeling of
>      > consciousness. QM evolves unitarily to preserve total
>     probability, which
>      > implies that the splitting into different quasi-classical
>     subspaces reduces the
>      > measure of each subspace. But there's no perceptible diminishment of
>      > consciousness. I think this is consistent with the idea that
>     consciousness is a
>      > computation, since in that case the computation either exists or
>     it doesn't.
>      > Two copies don't increase the measure of a computation and
>     reducing it's vector
>      > in Hilbert space doesn't diminish it.
>     But why should less measure imply a "diminishment of consciousness"?
>     Measure is not intended to have anything to do with how a given
>     observer or observer-moment feels subjectively at a given instant,
>     just how *likely* that experience is. If I win the lottery I don't
>     feel my consciousness diminish, for example.
>     Jesse
> Hence measure cannot be an argument againt QI...

I guess that depends on what you care about.


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