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

From: William Pearson (
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 04:25:17 MDT

2008/10/27 Gwern Branwen <>:
> * Let's assume you chose based on the decay of an atom. But even if
> you specify that one is choosing based just on normal mental
> decision-making, I think we can trace it all back to some quantum
> event. I hope it's not controversial to argue that if it can happen,
> in MW it does.

Preference for thicker worlds is implicit in any thought of preference
in decision making in MW.

If you don't think it makes a difference morally what you chose, why
make a choice to do good at all? Why should we blame someone for
killing someone, if it was going to happen anyway? We just happened to
be in the world where he did it.

Mangled worlds,, might also
be true, so too thin worlds might perish.


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