On 6/9/2012 3:17 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
Imagine that you decide to kill yourself with an atomic bomb, so as to maximize your
annihilation probability. Then it might be that your probability of surviving in a world
where you are just not deciding to kill yourself is bigger than surviving from some
quantum tunnel effect through the bomb's released energy. In that sense, the effect of
the bomb makes you backtrack up to a reality where you are just not using the bomb.
Or if you died of a heart attack you might backtrack to when you ate that cheeseburger in
1965. But with such large discontinuities in memory it emphasizes the point that since
comp implies the possibility of duplication and forking, there is no well defined 'you'.
It is at best a working approximation.
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