On 6/27/2012 9:06 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
Not counting quantum randomness the only reason the many diaries will be different is that the many authors of those many diaries, you, end up in different environments.


Specifically due to the fact that comp allows self-duplication. That is the key 
point.




So "step 3" is just a convoluted way of saying that you can't always predict how environmental factors will change nor how those factors will effect you, which is just a convoluted way of saying that you never know what new things the universe will throw at you, which is just a convoluted way of saying that predicting is hard, especially the future.

It has nothing to do with evolution of environment. The indeterminacy is definite, and brought by the possibility of self-duplication.

I don't understand what you are saying? Why is 'self-duplication' different from 'duplication'? And it's not clear where the boundary is between 'you' and 'the environment'. If 'you' is just the algorithm your brain is executing, then the thermal molecular motion in your brain is 'environment' and divergent of thought is due to 'the environment'. But if 'you' is your physical body/brain then the divergence is inherent in the physics.

Brent

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