On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Nick Prince <nickmag.pri...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > > On Apr 2, 12:08 pm, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: >> On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Nick Prince >> >> <nickmag.pri...@googlemail.com> wrote: >> > Ok Stathis thanks for that but what about the consciousness of the >> > viking living in 200 AD. The NCDSC will require some pretty unusual >> > branches to accomodate his survival. I've read some of your posts >> > before about personal identity and much of it makes a lot of sense. >> > I've thought about the possibility of mind uploads , even for my >> > viking friend but this would require the generation of huge numbers of >> > variants to ensure there was one which could provide a consistent >> > extension for him. Indeed it would mean every possible viking would >> > have to be generated from DNA possibilities alone as well as with >> > different memories. It's a bit of a tall order but not implausible. >> > It also means that many completely NEW vikings will be generated who >> > never existed in the past but think they did! >> >> You would survive in the most probable way given your circumstances, >> but it's not difficult to think of a means of survival for any >> possible situation. For example, if you are a viking it transpires >> that you are living in a simulation and the programmers magically save >> you. None of this is problematic if every possibility actually happens >> somewhere in the multiverse. Also note that it does not have to be >> your actual matter that continues in some form. It just has to be >> another entity somewhere in the multiverse with a mind that is a >> consistent extension of your mind at the moment of your demise. >> >> -- >> Stathis Papaioannou > > Hi Stathis > > Thanks for helpfulful replies. > You say that none of this is problematic if every possibility actually > happens. I'm wondering if you are thinking of Tegmarks levels 1-4 > universes. By this I mean do you think there no limits to what is > possible or that logically impossible things happen like having a > square circle or something. When people on the list talk of the > plenitude or multiverse I wonder if some think the laws of physics are > different or whether it is just the " physical constants". I accept > that most will think that level 1 is quite rich for many possiblities, > but not every possibility. I would think that Logical possibility is a > limit except logical would have to mean arithmetical truth as Bruno > speaks of. Logical - as in "common sense" can often be far from > common. > > Best wishes > > Nick
Even Tegmark's Level 1 multiverse is sufficient to provide continuation of consciousness at every apparently terminal event; for example through the device of waking from a dream. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- 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.