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

From: William Pearson (
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 12:38:09 MDT

2008/10/27 John K Clark <>:
> On Sun, 26 Oct 2008 "William Pearson"
> <> said:
>> Let us say you believe in many worlds and you had been
>> offered the chance to upload into a deterministic
>> simulation to live forever [blah blah] should you upload?
> I don't see the point of this thought experiment. If many worlds is
> right then in one world you will decide, that is to say calculate, to
> upload. In another world you will decide not to upload. The word
> "should" just doesn't enter into it.
> And the computer that runs your "deterministic simulation" must exist in
> a deterministic world; that means the same initial conditions always
> produce the exact same outcome, so the world never splits at all. So why
> even bring many worlds into it?
I'm following this train of thought,

Not that I agree with it, necessarily, just seeing where it might go.


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