Re: briefly wading back into the fray

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 00:46:33 +1100

2009/2/8 Jack Mallah <>:

> Suppose you differentiate into N states, then on average each has 1/N of your original measure. I guess that's why you think the measure decreases. But the sum of the measures is N/N of the original.
> This is trivially obvious so I saw no reason to mention it explicitly in the paper. If there are people other than Russell with the same confusion, then I may add it in.

I still find this confusing. Your argument seems to be that you won't
live to 1000 because the measure of 1000 year old versions of you in
the multiverse is very small - the total consciousness across the
multiverse is much less for 1000 year olds than 30 year olds. But by
an analogous argument, the measure of 4 year old OM's is higher than
that of 30 year old OM's, since you might die between age 4 and 30.
But here you are, an adult rather than a child. Should you feel your
consciousness more thinly spread or something?

Stathis Papaioannou
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group.
To post to this group, send email to
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
For more options, visit this group at
Received on Sun Feb 08 2009 - 08:46:49 PST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Feb 16 2018 - 13:20:15 PST