On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 1/15/2014 10:59 PM, Jason Resch wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM, <spudboy...@aol.com> wrote:
>> Ok, speculatively jumping into the Tegmark book, which I am plodding
>> through and his 4 levels of the multiverse, I need to throw out this
>> question. Is it even possible, in principle, to physically traverse into
>> another universe, a parallel universe, and then back again? I do not mran
>> in the David Deutsch sense of performing cross cosmic quantum calculations,
>> but directly, mollecularly, boots on the ground, traveling there and back
> Molecularly, I'd say no, but consciously I'd say yes. If we froze you on
> Earth, and then coincidentally Aliens 100 trillion ly away from us made an
> exact version out of you out of matter they had on hand, and then they
> thawed you, you would travel these 100 trillion ly. This journey is
> impossible for matter or energy to make, impossible for anything physical,
> yet your consciousness did it. For the same reason, someone in an
> altogether different physical universe could do the same thing and enable
> you to travel there. There would be no causal link, however, to whatever
> memories you formed in that universe and whatever version of you we create
> to unthaw and bring you back, it would be again an entire coincidence for
> us to get it just right so the one we thaw matches the one the aliens in
> the distant land decided to freeze.
> In a sense, we are performing these traversals all the time, but only
> between distant universes similar enough to the one we are in a moment
> before, that we don't notice it. You might be sitting there quietly in
> Earth #313812031 one moment, then the next instant you are actually on
> Earth #173119389 (which was an Earth that reappeared after 10^200 cyclical
> big crunch and big bang cycles) from the moment you were just in.
> But then you've made incomprehensible nonsense of what is meant by "you".
How so? Just because you can't attach your consciousness to a particular
collection of atoms at a particular time and place? "You" are something
different than those atoms., as our metabolism proves daily.
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