Re: against UD+ASSA, part 1

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 21:22:45 +1000

On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 08:17:34PM +1000, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> Is the DA incompatible with QI? According to MWI, your measure in the
> multiverse is constantly dropping with age as versions of you meet
> their demise. According to DA, your present OM is 95% likely to be in
> the first 95% of all OM's available to you. Well, that's why you're a
> few decades old, rather than thousands of years old at the
> ever-thinning tail end of the curve. But this is still consistent with
> the expectation of an infinite subjective lifespan as per QI.

Incidently, this is the core of Jacques Mallah's argument against
QTI. In the end, I discovered that his argument was internally
consistent, but relied on the ASSA assumption, which I wasn't
comfortable with. I wrote about this debate in my book.

A/Prof Russell Standish                  Phone 0425 253119 (mobile)
UNSW SYDNEY 2052         
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