Amoeba croaks

From: Higgo James <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 13:20:03 -0000

Max Tegmark, in a recent e-mail, pointed out that progressive loss of
consciousness was a problem for the quantum theory of immortality. I just
realised, while reading Huw Price's book, that this is an arrow-of-time
issue. If you can degenerate into an amoeba, the amoeba can regenerate into
you, and there will always be 'subsequent' universes in which you have
recovered from whatever damage could be inflicted, to regain your
consciousness. I need to read Dennett on this, but consciousness seems to
be just a collection of memories, and this can always be preserved and

Any comment on these thoughts, Max?
Received on Wed Jan 06 1999 - 05:25:52 PST

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