On 31 Dec 2011, at 21:20, meekerdb wrote:
On 12/31/2011 3:29 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
As I've said we're on the same team with regards to primitive
materialism. But I have sympathy for the materialists on this
instantiation. After all, we need computers still, we can't rely on
the arithmetical platonia to predict the weather for us.
Again, we need brain, bodies and computer to optimize the
probability of staying in the branch we share at our substitution
level. And if the argument is correct, the weather and you are
already in Platonia. The local relative body is needed to not jump
too quickly in alternate consciousness/realities.
When you write things like that I'm left with the impression that
you think one's consciousness is a thing, a soul, that moves to
different bundles of computation so there are some bundles that
don't have any consciousness but could have if you "jumped to them".
Some people provided good answer to this, including you Brent. I might
add some comments in other posts.
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