RE: Amoeba croaks

From: Higgo James <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 09:48:54 -0000

But Max, this is a very important point. If you *know* that no matter how
far you degenerate there is *always* a subsequent universe in which you are
'you' again, then the immortality problem is still there. 'Typically' we
disappear in a puff of smoke. So what? Weak anthropic principle - we always
end up in a universe in which we exist (which normally means, one with a
history which fits the laws of physics).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Tegmark []
> Sent: 10 January 1999 22:52
> To:;
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Amoeba croaks
> > the amoeba can regenerate into you
> That's an interesting point.
> I agree that you'll make a spectacular recovery from
> your brain-damaged amoeba-like state in a number of branches,
> but just like a broken egg only comes together again
> in a negligible fraction of all branches, the same will apply here.
> So a TYPICAL expectation for my subjective future is probably that
> I
> will gradually fade away without ever making much of a comeback.
> Cheers,
> Max
> ;-)
Received on Mon Jan 11 1999 - 01:58:34 PST

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