Re: Infinite universe

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Apr 27 2003 - 20:55:44 MDT

Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> In any case, however, we're inferring, based on information that is
> purely local, that 10^10^118 meters away is a Hubble volume just like
> ours in which someone else just like you is having this same precise
> email argument, even though we have no way to directly observe
> that. This is precisely the "infer that something exists even without
> being able to observe it at all" phenomenon we were talking about
> earlier.

Actually, it turns out that what you thought was an exact copy of you
10^10^119 meters away is, in fact, *you*, and the person that you
*thought* was "you" is really nothing more than an exact copy of you
10^10^119 meters away in the opposite direction.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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