Hi Alex, hi Quentin,
On 20 May 2010, at 15:19, Quentin Anciaux wrote:
2010/5/20 awak <mustata_a...@yahoo.com>
1. Hello everyone! I'm Alex. I'm a civil engineer with an avid
Popular Science books. I'm not a scientist, nor a native English
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"
following question, concerning Quantum Immortality, has its base in
information found in this book.
3. From what i understand, Functionalism and Computationalism
my consciousness will follow all the world-lines where i live at a
age - this considering that there might be a limit to "Quantum
even though this is in contradiction with the definition of this
for the purpose my question let's just say there might be some
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
or through hypotension, but possibly for other reasons. Typical
progress through dizziness, clamminess of the skin, a dimming of
greyout, possibly tinnitus, complete loss of vision, weakness of
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
by someone, considering that Quantum Immortality implies continuous
consciousness"? More to that, shouldn't we find ourselves in worlds
don't sleep (where we are semi-conscious just like dolphins are
sleep only with half of their brains) so we don't lose consciousness?
Quantum immortality doesn't implies continuous consciousness... it
just implies that there will always be a next moment. So you can
passed out but you will eventually wake up.
It is an eternally recurring question/objection to many-worlders. I
think Quentin is basically right, as far as we agree that QM is
correct and decoherence does its work. With DM (Digital mechanism,
actually used by QM) the math is awfully complex. All we can say is
that the measure one obeys a non boolean sort of quantum logic.
IF DM and/or QM is correct the notion of normality for relatively
computable histories (the arithmetical world-lines) makes higher your
survive a cerebral hypoxia in the normal third person sharable common
reality. For irreversible damages, like with alzheimer, or with death,
the question of the first person indeterminacy is more complex. By a
'galois connection', you normally augment the possibilities, but there
may be jumps, amnesia, and it may depend eventually on what you
identify yourself with.
Those 'modern theological' questions are awfully difficult, but
computer science can translate them into questions (or set of
questions) of arithmetic (in the DM theory, that is assuming we are
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