Forgive me in advance if this has been covered adequately before in the list, but the following occurs to me with respect to 'Bostrom' style assessments of where I should expect my 'current' OM to be situated with respect to the total population of OMs in which I exist.
Presumably, I should expect that my current awareness of my 'life- stage' will be characteristic of those OMs with the highest 'measure' (a concept upon which I think I have at least a vague grasp in this context). Ostensibly, taking into account the various points at which I die off, one would expect that the highest such measure would be characteristic of a later life-stage rather than an earlier, taken across all branches in which I exist. Indeed, I don't recall ever having been any older! However, assuming the co-existence of all OMs (i.e. where 'time doesn't actually 'unfold'), should I expect ever to find myself conscious of an OM of lower measure? What does this say about my ostensibly conscious past experiences (i.e. those putatively representing OMs of lower measure)? Should I conclude that 'from here on' in terms of life-stage my survivors are on average becoming rarer and that consequently on the basis of measure I shouldn't expect to experience getting any older? In this case, does it further imply that the experience of quantum immortality would make sense only in terms of some sort of 'real' time-line along which I could expect to actually experience an extended 'tail' of surviving conscious moments regardless of their measure? I'm definitely confused. David --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---