Re: Are we simulated by some massive computer?

From: Saibal Mitra <>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 16:36:36 +0200

I remember discussing this with you a few months ago. I am still not
convinced though :-)

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Van: "Jesse Mazer" <>
Aan: <>
Verzonden: Sunday, April 25, 2004 06:19 PM
Onderwerp: Re: Are we simulated by some massive computer?

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