On 09 Nov 2013, at 20:13, meekerdb 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.
Can you imagine that immortality *is* in the past. And well, that was
nice, but now you give some chances to mortality, just to compare.
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 you recognize yourself in some other (human, or not) being(s) that
is not clear at all.
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.
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