Re: "Last-minute" vs. "anticipatory" quantum immortality

From: Jesse Mazer <>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 20:11:10 -0500

David Kwinter wrote:

>Thank you Bruno & Jesse, this "anticipatory QTI" is the most awesome
>interpretation of QM I've ever heard.

It's not so much an interpretation of QM as "the many-worlds interpretation
of QM + some assumptions about laws of consciousness, particularly laws
governing first-person probabilities in duplications".

>Is it too optimistic to think that we are being 'nudged' toward a biotech
>breakthrough which will give us legitimate/objective immortality?

Under this theory, it is possible that our first-person probability of
seeing breakthroughs that will give us ways to extend our lives indefinitely
(whether through biotech, nanotech, or uploading our consciousness into a
computer) would be higher than the probability that would be observed by
some aliens watching our planets from a distance, who had no personal stake
in whether we make such breakthroughs or not.


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