Hi, > better: this is just the "usual" comp-suicide self-selection (assuming > of course we can really kill the copies, which is in itself not an > obvious proposition).
I have been thinking along these lines lately, in a somewhat different context: the teleportation with annihilation experiment together with the no cul de sac conjecture and RSSA (that is, a case not covered by Jack's paper). Imagine the sequence: Scan - Annihilate - Signal - Reconstitute Now consider that the Signal travels for 100 000 lightyears before it hits the reconstitution chamber (just to have a big distance, the concern is causal disconnection in spacetime). Now, in the meantime, the reconstitution chamber has been overtaken by aliens (coming from the other side of the galaxy) who have advanced technology and can control the multiverse - they decide the tweak the multiverse that the reconstitution happens in _no_ multiverse at all (by destroying all chambers). This would suggest that the no cul de sac conjecture implies that annihilation in the above sequence fails. But surely this can not depend on the decision of the aliens, who were nowhere near the causal lightcone of the annihilation event. This would imply one of three things (in my view in decreasing degree of plausibility): .) no cul-de-sac is false; no QI, even in RSSA scenarios. .) annihilation always fails. That is, if a copying machine exists, there will always be a version of you which feels that copying has not succeeded and "nothing happened" (even if you said you wanted to be annihilated after the duplication). .) COMP obeys global super-selection rules, akin to pre-determinism; that is, in scenarios where aliens destroy the chambers, annihilation fails, else not. Analogously for other scenarios. Cheers, Günther --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---