# Re: A profound lack of profundity

On 06 Aug 2017, at 22:41, John Clark wrote:

​> ​The rat thinks, "I will get a reward if I go through this door". The copies of the rat think, "great, I got the reward", or "no reward, I'm disappointed,

​Yes, the 2 copies saw different things when they opened their duplicating chamber doors and so formed different memories and so will no longer be identical copies and so had different conscious experiences, assuming rats have conscious experiences . In other words different things will have different conscious experiences. But where is the great mystery in that? Where is the indeterminacy?

If there is no indeterminacy, what is the bet in Helsinki?

​> ​Yes. Only the actual private consciousness decides, the first person,

​Which "THE ​first person​"​​ decides what the Helsinki man should have been told yesterday about what he was going to see today, the one in Washington ​or the one in Moscow?

BOTH. You keep coming back on this question again!!!!

THE result that the H-man obtained in W is W.
THE result that  the H-man obtained in M is M.

And none of them were able to predict THE result that each of them got, from they first person pov, on which the question in Helsinki was all about.

​Let me ask a very important question that may clear this up. Are the following 2 questions equivalent?​

1) ​What will I see tomorrow?
2) Tomorrow what will the person who remembers being me right now see? ​

If you think they are equivalent and if tomorrow 2 people remember being you today then it would be ridiculous to expect only one answer is correct just as it would be silly to expect that the equation X^2 =4 only has one solution.

If you think they are not equivalent then please explain what the word "I" in the question means extrapolated into the future.

​> ​The guy opens the door, and sees that he is in Washington (resp. Moscow). He expected to be in a city asking that very question ..., and now, thanks to the miraculous mechanist resurrection, he feels it

​So what he ​expected to happen did happen. So where is the indeterminacy?

P(finding oneself in one city) = 1, and that happened. But now, both copies knows precisely which city they see, and *that* was not predictable.

Glad you agree P(finding oneself in one city) = 1. So you know that from your future first person view you will find yourself in once city, but you cannot be sure which one it will be.

​>​ "Why am I the one in Washington (resp. Moscow)?".

​I don't understand the question. The one and only thing that can turn the Helsinki man into the Washington man is the sight of Washington. Nothing else will do. And the pronoun "I" in the above refers to the Washington man.

OK. But we have agreed that both the W and M men are honorable continuer of the H-man. (he did not die!).

So why was it that the Washington man was the one who saw Washington? Because that's what "the Washington man" means. Becoming the Washington man didn't cause you to see Washington,

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seeing Washington caused you to become the Washington man.​

OK.

Until somebody saw Washington there was no Washington man.

OK.

I don't know what else you want me to say. ​I don't know what you want me to predict that I haven't already predicted. ​

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What did you predict?

​> ​We can prove: IF digital mechanism THEN there is that unpredictability

​Nobody can predict it because knows what it is they're being asked to predict. Nobody knows what "it" is.

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"it" refer to the city the candidate can expect to feel herself in after pushing the button. In our protocol P(London) = P(Vienna) = P(Bejing) = P(Sidney) = 0, but P(Washington) = P(Moscow) = 1/2.

P(W) is not equal to 1, because this is refuted by the M-man.
P(M) is not equal to 1, because this is refuted by the W-man.

P(W v M) = 1
P(W & M) = 0 (because W and M refer to the experience lived after the button will be pressed, not the localization of (3p) body).

W and M are incompatible, so P(W v M) = 1 implies that P(W) + P(M) = 1, and that implies P(W) and P(M) least than 1, and equal for reason of numerical identity. Sp P(W) = P(M) = 1/2.

Move to step 5, now. (you have agreed with step 4 (and implicitly step 3) in your other post).

Bruno

John K Clark

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