[ExI] any exact copy of you is you + universe is infinite = you are guaranteed immortality
mabranu at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 14 23:20:17 UTC 2007
Premise 1) If an exact copy of you is made at the
moment when you die, and that copy is then brought
back to life, you will go on living as that copy.
Premise 2) If universe is infinite, there must be an
infinite number of exact copies of you at every
moment, thus also when you die, copies of which some
(an unfinite number, to be exact) will happen to be
brought to life. Some of these (again an infinite
number) will be brought to life by advanced
civilisations (which, by the way, don't have to know
that a person like you ever lived and died here on
Earth, but may simply create arbitrarily composed
beings that in an infinite number of cases just
_happen_ to be exactly like you). Furthermore, exact
copies of you will also appear due to coinciding
quantum fluctuations (although such coincidences are
extremely unlikely at any given spot and moment, the
infinity of universe still allows for an infinite
number of such lucky coincidences at every moment -
coincidences of which an infinite number will even
constitute copies of you who go on living for ever.
Conclusion of premise 1 + premise 2 = you will live
for ever, no matter what happens to you. You don't
need to take care of your body, you don't need
supplements, you don't need cryopreservation, and you
don't need any other specific longevity methods in
order to achieve immortality. You are immortal anyway.
(You may still want to use these kinds of longevity
methods, as you may not want to risk popping up in
constantly new environments for a long time, or
becoming the pet of some unknown civilisation for a
possibly very long time. But again, what is even a
very long time compared to eternity? Nothing! Sooner
or later, you will gain power over your destiny for
good. And compared to the eternity in paradise that
follows after that, the time of hassles up until then
is nothing. So, no worries.)
Isn't this an inevitable logical conclusion of the two
Are the two premises correct?
How could they not be?
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