Re: adult vs. child AB

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:48:11 +1100

2009/2/11 Jack Mallah <>:

>> > 3) If I am defined as an observer-moment, then I am
>> part of either A1 or A2, not even the whole thing - just my
>> current experience. This is the most conservative
>> definition and thus may be the least misleading.
>> This is the way I think of it, at least provisionally.
> OK.
>> But the point is, I do look at the clock and I do know that I am A, with probability 1, and therefore that I will soon be B with probability 1.
> That contradicts what you said above about being an observer-moment. If you are, then some _other_ observer-moments will be in B, not you.

But the same could be said about everyday life. The person who wakes
up in my bed tomorrow won't be me, he will be some guy who thinks he's
me and shares my memories, personality traits, physical
characteristics and so on. In other words, everyone only lives
transiently, and continuity of consciousness is an illusion. The
question of survival is then the question of how to ensure that this
illusion continues. QI allows the illusion to continue indefinitely.

Stathis Papaioannou
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