2013/11/10 meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> > On 11/9/2013 11:37 PM, LizR wrote: > > 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... > > > True, but finding yourself in the first 1/N of your life when N=inf is > highly unlikely. >
Sure, but the thing is that *you have to*, and asking such question at that stage is very likely... you can't be 10⁵ years old before having been 1 year old... it's simply nonsense. Quentin > Brent > > -- > 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 email@example.com. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > -- All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. -- 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.