Re: The Meaning That Immortality Gives to Life

From: Bryan Bishop (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2007 - 18:13:20 MDT

On Monday 15 October 2007 09:19, Larry wrote:
> Technology can't 'fix' impermanence. Death is a sudden big change,
> but even if sudden death goes away, we die bit by bit. Your memories
> of the 1990s would eventually fade to be no more than what you'd read
> in a history book. It would no longer be real to you, your 1990s self
> would be effectively dead.
> There are only so many bits available, to move time forward bits have
> to be recycled. Your either dead from being recycled, or even more
> dead should that recycling stop, like being frozen in deep space.

It comes to mind that the expansion of available space in the universe
could be used to our advantage. We could use bits to represent how we
organize the 'blank space'. Is bit recycling absolutely necessary in
our galaxies?

- Bryan

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