1. Hello everyone! I'm Alex. I'm a civil engineer with an avid passion for Popular Science books. I'm not a scientist, nor a native English speaker, so please excuse my possible inconsistencies in both Scientific logic or English grammar. Again, sorry if this question has already been posed.
2. I've just finished reading Russel Standish's "Theory of Nothing" so the following question, concerning Quantum Immortality, has its base in the information found in this book. 3. From what i understand, Functionalism and Computationalism implies that my consciousness will follow all the world-lines where i live at a maximum age - this considering that there might be a limit to "Quantum Immortality", even though this is in contradiction with the definition of this concept; for the purpose my question let's just say there might be some worlds where i live until 200 yrs. 4. From Wikipedia : "Syncope (pronounced /ˈsɪŋkəpi/) is the medical term for fainting, a sudden, usually temporary, loss of consciousness generally caused by insufficient oxygen in the brain either through cerebral hypoxia or through hypotension, but possibly for other reasons. Typical symptoms progress through dizziness, clamminess of the skin, a dimming of vision or greyout, possibly tinnitus, complete loss of vision, weakness of limbs to physical collapse. These symptoms falling short of complete collapse, or a fall down, may be referred to as a syncoptic episode." So i take this as evidence that consciousness is not continuous. 5. MY QUESTION: "Why is this possible, for me to pass out, losing my consciousness because of cerebral hypoxia, hypotension, or because i am hit by someone, considering that Quantum Immortality implies continuous consciousness"? More to that, shouldn't we find ourselves in worlds where we don't sleep (where we are semi-conscious just like dolphins are because they sleep only with half of their brains) so we don't lose consciousness? With lots of admiration to the Everything List, that had a lot to do with producing Russel's book, i salute you all! Alex. -- View this message in context: http://old.nabble.com/Quantum-Immortality-considering-%22Passing-Out%22-tp28620760p28620760.html Sent from the Everything List mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- 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.