Re: Quantum Suicide

From: Saibal Mitra <>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 19:36:51 +0100

Bruno wrote:

> George Levy wrote:
> >In a message dated 12/14/2000 4:08:54 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> > writes:
> >
> >> Bob Hearn wrote (from question):
> >> > This could mean everyone is immortal in their own
> >> >world. Tegmark did not agree.
> >
> >I wonder why. Accepting the continuation of consciousness after quantum
> >suicide seems to be equivalent to accepting the continuation of life
> >after a
> >lethal disease or even simply old age. Tegmark opinion doesn't seem to
> >be
> >consistent. If anyone has access to this bright individual please ask
> >him to
> >explain his rational.
> We have discussed that point a lot. Look in the archive. The difference
> is that with quantum (or just COMP, you know) there is always a reality
> where you survive, and, just as Bob Hearn said, you don't experience
> realities where you dies. This is made clear when we distinguish first
> and third person.
> Bruno
I think that during the process of death, the brain is loosing information,
untill it is completely destroyed. Somewhere inbetween, the information
still present in the dying brain could be consistent with the person not
dying, because the information that he is dying is no longer present in his

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