[ExI] a doubt concerning the h+ future

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Sat Jun 2 15:47:02 UTC 2007

Stathis Papaioannou Wrote:

> The multiverse idea on its own would seem to imply the possibility of
> eternal torture, because it isn't possible to die.


> you have a 1/2 chance of finding yourself seriously injured

I don't believe that's quite correct. When you reach a branching point like
that there is a 100% chance you will find yourself to be seriously injured
and a 100% chance you will find yourself not be. Both yous would be quite
different from each other but both would have an equal right to be called

> since the probability that you will survive n accidents unharmed is 1/2^n
> and approaches zero as n approaches infinity.

If you're dealing in infinite sets then standard probability theories aren't
much use. If there are an infinite number of universes and for each one
where you will live in bliss there are a million billion trillion where you
will be tortured then there is an equal number of both types of universe.

  John K Clark

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