2010/1/14 Nick Prince <m...@dtech.fsnet.co.uk>:
>
>>The ASSA proponents say that even though there are
>>thousand year old versions of you in the multiverse they are of very
>>low measure and you are therefore very unlikely to find yourself one
>>of them.
>
>
> How do they know this though? If the probability distribution was
> uniform then versions of me at any age would be just as probable.
> This is what I don’t get because they must be assuming there is some
> (unknown) probability distribution which accounts for the fact that
> thousand year old people are extremely unlikely. What they must be
> assuming is that each OM arises in a non uniform manner. I presume
> they think this because the laws of physics underpins the biochemical
> effects which make us age and this must be represented in the
> distribution (somehow). So there is an implicit assumption about the
> probability distribution on OM’s lurking around. So why not accept
> that the distribution is based on the Born rule which means RSSA?

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The probability distribution is not uniform since as you get older
more and more versions of you die, so that you take up an
ever-narrower slice of the multiverse.
--
Stathis Papaioannou

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