Here is the question I wonder about. Is it meaningful for Eric01 to
consider the concept of precisely the one Eric that he is?
Or would you say that it is fundamentally impossible for a system
(e.g. Eric01) to accurately conceive of the concept of itself as a
completely specified and single
My message 6/11 to Alberto Gómez seems not to have gone through.
I send it again. Apology for those who did receive it.
At 09:24 06/11/03 +0100, Alberto Gómez wrote:
For me there is no bigger step between to wonder about how conscience
arises from a universe made by atoms in a Newtonian
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From: Jesse Mazer [EMAIL PROTECTED]
I agree that a moment from now there will be a number of exactly
equal copies. Nevertheless, I am sure I will only experience being
one of them, so this is what I mean by ' me ' - the actual experiences
I will have. Maybe
On 7 Nov 2003 at 10:25, Joao Leao wrote:
OK. I get your point. That supersolipsistic situation is rendered
somewhat unlikely by the fact that galaxies seem to be structuraly
stable (the dark matter issue), in other words, they do not seem to
berak apart with the accelerated expansion. The
Readers of this list interested in issues of personal identity in the
face of replication
might enjoy the Sci-Fi novel Kiln People by David Brin.
In the novel, a technology
has been discovered that allows a person's soul standing wave (sic) to
be copied into
a kind of bio-engineered clay
I found this post really thoughtful, but I didn't quite agree. Let's see if
I can argue on it:
Doesn't this part:
In a materialistic framework, ' I ' am a bunch of atoms. These atoms
happen to constitute a system that has self-referential qualities that
we call consciousness. If it
Saibal Mitra wrote:
To get the effect you were suggesting would require another type of
SSA, about which I have complete failure of imagination.
I think it is similar. You have a set of all universes which we identify
with descriptions or programs. Embedded in these descriptions are
If you view the "observer-moments" as transitions rather than states,
then there is no need for requiring a time dimension. Each
observer-moments carries with it its own subjective feeling of time.
Different observer-moments can form vast networks without any time
Greetings, Brent. Thanks for joining the conversation!
On 8 Nov 2003 at 14:37, Brent Meeker wrote:
I think you are misinterpreting inflation. The cosmological
constant produces an inflationary pressure that's proportional to
volume, so over large distances it dominates over gravity. But
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