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From: Jesse Mazer <lasermazer.domain.name.hidden>

Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 12:19:35 -0400

Saibal Mitra wrote:

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*>This is the ''white rabbit'' problem which was discussed on
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*>this list a few
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*>years ago. This can be solved by assuming that there exists
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*>a measure over
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*>the set of al universes, favoring simpler ones.
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*>
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*>Also, note that there is no such thing as ''next possible''
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*>states. Once you
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*>consider the whole of Platonia all you have is a
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*>probability distribution
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*>over the set of all possible states you can be in (because
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*>you can't define
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*>time in a normal way anymore). There is no conditional
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*>probability for your
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*>next experience given what you have experienced now. A
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*>valid question is:
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*>What is the probability that you will be in a state P that
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*>contains the
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*>memory that you have been in a state P'.
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It's not necessarily true that the all-universe idea rules out conditional

probabilities for experiences. If you had a mathematical theory of

consciousness, it might very well define a notion of subjective time and

give you something like "transition probabilities" between

observer-moments--the probability that my next experience will be B, given

that my current experience is A.

Jesse

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Received on Sun Apr 25 2004 - 12:23:17 PDT

Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 12:19:35 -0400

Saibal Mitra wrote:

It's not necessarily true that the all-universe idea rules out conditional

probabilities for experiences. If you had a mathematical theory of

consciousness, it might very well define a notion of subjective time and

give you something like "transition probabilities" between

observer-moments--the probability that my next experience will be B, given

that my current experience is A.

Jesse

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Received on Sun Apr 25 2004 - 12:23:17 PDT

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