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? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. 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.