[extropy-chat] Re: Identity and becoming a Great Old One
bpaatsch at bigpond.net.au
Thu Jan 26 23:53:42 UTC 2006
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> What difference does it make if it is 10^40 planck increments between
> when your neurons fire, or 10^53 planck increments between your cryonic
> suspension and revival?
Are *you* suggesting that it makes no difference? A brain contains
a *lot* of neurons (perhaps not as many as 10^13 though I'd have
to look that up) and they don't all fire together.
> You and your wacky anthropomorphic notions
> about "short times" and "long times". To physics your brain is a
> motionless statue with neurons firing only on a timescale of aeons.
> Even so, you live.
You are the only person I've seen use the term planck increment.
Is it quantum physics term? The term looks a little pseudo sciencey
to me but that could be because I am just plain ignorant. I am more
than usually cautious of any "science" I first meet on transhumanist
lists so apologies if its just plain ignorance on my part.
What is a planck increment? Is it standard physics or "alternative
Or to put it another way, if its a unit of time, how many planck
increments make up a single second of time?
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