On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 3:16 AM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> > Everett mention what you call "feeling of identity", which is a > consequence of modeling the observer by a machine > It doesn't matter if "modeling the observer by a machine" is valid or not, if tomorrow somebody remembers being Bruno Marchal today then Bruno Marchal has a future, if not then Bruno Marchal has no future, and Quantum Mechanics or a understanding of Everett's Many Worlds is not needed for any of it. Period. However in a completely different unrelated matter, if you want to assign a probability that tomorrow Bruno Marchal will observe a electron move left or right then you will need Quantum Mechanics, and some (including me) feel that Everett's interpretation is a convenient way to think about it, although there are other ways. > > > With comp [...] > Does "comp" mean every event must have a cause? That question has a simple yes or no answer, and you made up the word so you must know the answer, what is it? If it's yes then I don't believe in this thing you call "comp". > in all cases we have one future, in the first person pov > It is revealing that in explaining the theory of personal identity Bruno Marchal must always insert vague undefined personal pronouns like "we" or "you" or "I" at key points despite the fact that if it were already clear what those pronouns referred to then the entire matter would already be settled. Thus regardless of what "comp" means it is certain that if Everett is correct then Bruno Marchal has more than one future; as to the question "does "he" have more than one future?", well, that has the same answer as the question "how long is a piece of string?". But no doubt I am confusing the first person view of the second person view of the third person view with the second person view of the first person view of the third person view once removed on my mother's side. By the way, exactly when does this "first person pov" occur in a given experiment and how long does it last? If it's what I'm feeling right now then it's not going to last for long because "right now" doesn't last for long. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.