Re: AUH/MWI/UDA (Was: Everything is Just a Memory)

From: Jacques M. Mallah <>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 18:32:21 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Alastair Malcolm wrote:
> Now, in order to 'out-measure' Everett, a theory would have to produce the
> complexity needed for SAS's well *within* the n bits, so that the surplus
> bits can be used to outnumber the worlds/SAS's produced in the splittings of
> Everett's theory, or else it must itself produce Everett-like splittings
> (and SAS's) with less than n bits (that is, with greater simplicity than
> Everett). There is little indication where such a theory could possibly come
> from.
> But if there were some theory of similar simplicity to Everett specifying
> SAS's in a single world (say something approaching a good old-fashioned
> all-Newtonian universe), then it would be the Everett splittings themselves
> that would be responsible for the dominant measure (and explain why we see
> interference fringes).

        There are other factors. For example, the world could run from
time 0 to T, then restart. Algorithms that require less calculation would
be favored as they gain a factor of the restart frequency. Comparing
classical vs. quantum, this could counteract the "splitting" effect.

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