Re: [sl4] Uploading into a deterministic sim vs Many worlds

From: R. W. (
Date: Sun Oct 26 2008 - 18:06:06 MDT

I may be a novice but I have come to believe that any choice you make wil conceivably anihilate all other concurrent/parallel worlds and provide a bridge to the next probable reality based upon your decision at that moment.  If the world-generator is continually providing you unique choices to make decisions, then how would one determine 'loss' of anything? 
Would not there be a continual stream of consciousness?  If so, we may already be uploads trying to come into reconciliation of our current existence or branch a new continuity of consciousness from this current paradigm.

--- On Sun, 10/26/08, Stathis Papaioannou <> wrote:

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Subject: Re: [sl4] Uploading into a deterministic sim vs Many worlds
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2008, 7:28 PM

2008/10/27 William Pearson <>:
> Let us say you believe in many worlds and you had been offered the
> chance to upload into a deterministic simulation to live forever, any
> quantum randomness would be generated by PRNG. It would be so good,
> you wouldn't know you had been uploaded. Assuming you value the lives
> of people you will never encounter, should you upload?

Personally, I don't think of the loss of potential people as a real
loss. I only worry about already existing people who can anticipate
their own death.

Stathis Papaioannou

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