Re: many worlds theory of immortality

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 12:07:28 +1000

Danny Mayes writes:

>Isn't the inverse also true? Wouldn't there always be an outcome where you
>were born a little earlier, or were transported back in time through some
>means so that there are "universes" where your consciousness exists at the
>very beginning? I don't really believe this, but the logic seems to apply
>just the same. You can also play the same game with other qualities of
>consciousness (Is there always a universe where you are a little more
>intelligent, or knowledgeable, so that there are some universes that you
>know everything that can be known?)
>My personal belief is that QTI is not the end result of our consciousness.
> It's just too strange (and this coming from someone who accepts some
>pretty strange beliefs in the name of QM).
>Danny Mayes

Yes, everything that can happen, does happen, somewhere in the multiverse.
There will certainly be a world where you get smarter and smarter, and
ultimately you know everything. But at any point in the development of the
multiverse, you are (1) certain to find yourself alive, and (2) most likely
to find yourself alive in branches with higher measure. In the near future,
this means you will not experience life-threatening illnesses or accidents.
In the intermediate future, it probably means you will be living in times
when anti-ageing technology or mind uploading becomes available. In the far
future, you may survive as the result of some very bizarre coincidences, but
these will still be the least unlikely of the possible bizarre coincidences.
If you can think of a way in which becoming smarter and smarter is the most
likely / least unlikely method for your long term survival, then perhaps
this is something you can look forward to.

--Stathis Papaioannou

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