Re: death

From: Hal Finney <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 09:16:41 -0700 (PDT)

Bruno Marchal writes:
> Le 19-juin-05, =E0 15:52, Hal Finney a =E9crit :
> > I guess I would say, I would survive death via anything that does not
> > reduce my measure.
> But if the measure is absolute and is bearing on the OMs, and if that=20
> is only determined by their (absolute) Kolmogorov complexity (modulo a=20=
> constant) associated to the OM ("how" is still a mystery for me(*)),=20
> how could anything change the measure of an OM?

That's true, from the pure OM perspective "death" doesn't make sense
because OMs are timeless. I was trying to phrase things in terms of
the observer model in my reply to Stathis. An OM wants to preserve
the measure of the observer that it is part of, due to the effects of
evolution. Decreases in that measure would be the meaning of death,
in the context of the multiverse.

Hal Finney
Received on Mon Jun 20 2005 - 13:06:49 PDT

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