Suicide experiment

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 10:39:51 +1100 (EST)

It seems to me that the Tegmark suicide experiment is approached
rather idealistically. It is quite possible to survive a gunshot wound
to the head. The most likely outcome the researcher performing the
Tegmark suicide experiment would experience is a few clicks, followed
by a bang, then waking up in a hospital with half her brains blown

I certainly take the proposition that one can never experience one's
own death seriously. My question is whether there are any dead-end
paths in the multiverse - ie is it possible for one to experience a
situation where it is 100% certain that you will die. I haven't been
able to think of one - even if you are on the gullotine with the blade
dropping - it is still possible for the blade to jam just millimetres
from your neck!


Dr. Russell Standish Director
High Performance Computing Support Unit,
University of NSW Phone 9385 6967
Sydney 2052 Fax 9385 7123
Room 2075, Red Centre
Received on Thu Nov 19 1998 - 15:33:06 PST

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