On 10 November 2013 08:13, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  On 11/9/2013 1:57 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Tegmark thinks he will survive, if the gun works sufficiently well. if not
> he might degrade and eventually ... die. This makes no sense to me. It is
> annoying, but we can degrade a lot, yet we can't die (with just comp, or,
> ITSM, with just the quantum MWI). With comp, we can expect jump, and
> "consciousness phase transition", though.
> Aside from not finding myself the oldest person on the planet, I see a
> problem with quantum immortality in that quantum mechanics is time-reverse
> invariant.  So I should be 'past immortal' also.  But as Mark Twain said, "I
> do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions
> and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest
> inconvenience from it."  If we are what our brains do it is easy to see why
> we should live from past (low entropy) to future (higher entropy), be born
> and die.
> Leaving aside time reversibility (which I am myself rather hot on) for a
moment, if you're quantum immortal you can only expect to *eventually* find
yourself the oldest person. Give it time. You have to go through the bit
beforehand beforehand...

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