But if most histories are equally likely, and most of them are random and unpredictable and weird in the sense that suddenly crocodiles fly by, then why can we predict rather reliably that none of those weird histories will happen?
> From: marc...@ulb.ac.be > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: first person indeterminacy > Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 19:47:20 +0100 > You can also consider the iteration of self-duplication. If you > iterate 64 times, there will be 2^64 versions of you. First person > indeterminacy is the fact that most of the 2^64 versions of you will > agree that they were unable to predict in advance what was the next > outcome at each iteration. Most will consider that their histories > (like: > "WMMMWWMWMMMMWWWMMWMMWWWWWM ..." (length 64) > are random, even Chaitin-incompressible. -- 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.