On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 4:10 AM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6 December 2013 21:52, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
>> On 05 Dec 2013, at 20:05, Jason Resch wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
>>> On 05 Dec 2013, at 17:20, Jason Resch wrote:
>>> So if you were to spend a day in the box with Schrodinger's cat (each
>>> hour having a 50% chance of poisoning you), what would you predict
>>> experience to be at the end of that day?
>>> I like to answer this by this: At the end of the day I feel well and
>>> kiss the cat, together with a total amnesia of having gazed, which begin by
>>> a nausea, vomiting, cruel pain and agonizing death. I would put quantum
>>> flowers on 'his' quantum tomb to have died for me. Respect for the little
>>> kitty too.
>> I don't see this. Surely you are far more likely to have experienced the
> nausea and pain, and to have nevertheless survived somehow - by a very
> unlikely chance - than to have lucked out and not been gassed at all?
> This is the problem with QTI - it seems to me almost inevitable that one
> will only survive in a very unfortunate state, at least for a long time.
Yes, if QTI, or Computational Immortality are true, then the only way to
explain them, given we are not infinitely old, is that we are in a state of
amnesia concerning our true history of experiences.
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