Saibal and Stathis:
does this mean (in reverse) that some "new" idea (creative alteration or new
combination) would CHANGE the (future) world as well?
What I mean: if erasing from the inventory (of our memory-mass) DOES change
the PAST world(?), does some addition to it change it as well?
(Should I 'think' creatively and profusely about millions of dollars to get
rich? I will).
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Saibal Mitra <smi...@zeelandnet.nl> wrote:
> 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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