Oops - so the new branching diagrams came out wrong.  OK they should
read

U to U or D or C and C to C or U.




On Jun 8, 12:11 am, Nick Prince <nickmag.pri...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I’ve just read the following paper :
>
> http://istvanaranyosi.net/resources/Should%20we%20fear%20qt%20final.pdf
>
> which argues that it is possible to avoid the descent into decrepitude
> that seems to follow from the quantum theory of immortality (QTI).
> Aranyosi argues that this is plausible on the grounds that any death
> branch would be preceded by an unconsciousness branch.  Under normal
> QTI circumstances, if we were Schrödinger’s cat we would come across
> the (3p) node  (L= Lives, D= Dies):
>
>             DDDDDD
> LLLLLLL
>             LLLLLLL
>
> To see the cat’s (1p), view we discard the DDDD branch, but we will
> more than likely be harmed at each branch and therefore become more
> decrepit.
>
> If I understand it correctly, and keeping things simple, Aranyosi
> seems to be arguing that, by assuming that unconsciousness precedes a
> death branch, then for 3p we have two types of branching: (where
> C=Conscious, U = unconscious). First a triple branch:
>
>                                    D DDDX
>                                                   UUUUU..UUUUUUUUUU
>                                    C CCCCCCC
>
> And also a double branch:
>
>                 CCCCCCCC
>               CCCCC
>                                    UUUUUUU
>
> Any combinations of these can be put together by matching U’s or C’s
> to make a tree.
>
> A  1p  subjective experience comes by discarding all branches that
> have death D preceded by U.  Hence the first type of diagram would
> never be experienced and the cat sees only the C to C/U branching.
> You can join two of the second type of diagram – a CUC route simply
> being sleep or fainting or anaesthetic etc.
>
> I would argue though that U can still occur if one suffers significant
> physical damage and hence decrepitude still follows?

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