Re: Implications of MWI

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 08:41:54 +1000

On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 04:00:10PM -0400, John M wrote:
> Jesse, thanks for the explanation you gave to Norman. I did not want to ask
> something similar, so I benefit from it as well.
> My question however is a more fundamental one:
> why are we stuck in a MWI or its infinitely expanded format, where qualia,
> systems, functions, ideation, whatever are unrestricted and maybe quite
> different from ours here, CORNERED into a time-concept of this (our) feeble
> little universe?
> Same to all principles expresed amply about dimensions, comp, space,
> Q-considerations, even reality and ourselves?

The reason for TIME is the need for a dimension in which to make
comparisons, to measure differences. Computationalism (Bruno's working
hypothesis implicitly assumes TIME). With TIME, the Anthropic Principle
and PROJECTION (or equivalently Evolution or Bostrom's SSA), the
quantum Multiverse is the only place observers can live. Apparently
Bruno gets a similar result from a slightly different set of basic
assumptions - I say apparently, because I haven't understood the last
part of his argument, the bit about Thaetetus's model of
knowledge. But I will be looking back at his thesis soon - I find my
ability to understand these arguments has improved over time :)

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