Re: Dreams and measure

From: Brent Meeker <>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:51:48 -0800

Saibal Mitra wrote:
> Welcome back Jack Mallah!
> I have a different argument against QTI.
> I had a nice dream last night, but unfortunately it suddenly ended.
> Now, this is empirical evidence against QTI because, according to the
> QTI, the life expectancy of the version of me simulated in that dream
> should have been be infinite.

Of course maybe in some other branch of the multiverse your dream is continuing.
That's what makes everything-theories difficult to test.

But you raise an interesting point. Everything-theories that suppose
consciousness is constituted by the closest continuations need to solve the
"white rabbit" problem. But that solution, whatever it is, would equally apply
in dreams. So why don't dreams have the same physics as waking life?


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