Thanks!  This is like undoing historical events. If you forget about the
fact that dinosaurs ever lived on Earth and there is an alternative history
that led to your existence in the multiverse, and you do the memory erasure
also in sectors were dinosaurs never lived, you have some nonzero
probability of finding yourself on an Earth were the dinosaurs never lived.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruno Marchal" <marc...@ulb.ac.be>
To: <everything-l...@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 06:54 PM
Subject: Re: Changing the past by forgetting


>
> Nice! I did refer often to the Saibal Mitra backtracking procedure (in
> immortality discussions). I will take a further look on your paper.
> If valid, it should work in the comp frame. Amnesia could lead you to
> the "original singularity", which could be a kind of blind spot of
> "universal consciousness", except that with comp such a singularity
> should looks like a "little Mandelbrot" set, at first sight, I mean
> something like a compact view of a universal dovetailing.
>
> Bruno
>
> On 10 Mar 2009, at 19:55, Saibal Mitra wrote:
>
> >
> > http://arxiv.org/abs/0902.3825
> >
> > I've written up a small article about the idea that you could end up
> > in a
> > different sector of the multiverse by selective memory erasure. I had
> > written about that possibility a long time ago on this list, but now
> > I've
> > made the argument more rigorous.
> >
> >
> > >
>
> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
>
>
>
>
> >


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