On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 11/12/2013 5:14 PM, Jason Resch wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 5:57 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 13 November 2013 11:12, Richard Ruquist <yann...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Every one of the perhaps inifinite copies of you will grow old and die
>>> in less than 150 years.
>>> There is no quantum immortality
>> A pretty bold statement. I don't see that the laws of physics require
>> this - there must be a small chance of living to be 200, e.g. if a load of
>> cosmic rays miss your DNA by some miracle? Or something similar. Of course
>> you end up rather frail in 99.999999999999% of the branches, so QTI seems
>> to suggest an eternity of being not quite dead. Not a great prospect...
> Eventually the probability of the simulation hypothesis (
> http://www.simulation-argument.com/faq.html ) takes over. The simulation
> hypothesis (that you exist in a simulation) essentially is already 100% if
> you believe in MWI. The question is what proportion of your explanations
> are simulations. Say it is 1%. Then when the probability of your organic
> survival drops ever lower in the many worlds, then your survival through
> the simulation hypothesis becomes increasingly likely.
> ?? What's the difference between the simulation and 'another world' (or
> this world for that matter)?
The difference is the world that is simulating ours has access to
information about ours, and we/our memories may continue there (in that
other universe). Therefore, we can survive even the heat death of this
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