[extropy-chat] Sasha is alive!

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jan 3 07:47:20 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 03:53:32PM -0800, Samantha Atkins wrote:

> > A rather large amount of physical and computational effort would be
> > required to gather this information and reconstitute Sasha from it,
> > but "in principle" it should be possible if quantum theory and the
> > decoherence interpretation are correct.
> >
> Regardless of the amount of computational and physical resources  
> available there is no way to build a Sasha-bit detector with which to  
> sort all this information without already having most of the Sasha  
> relevant information.

Physical systems can and do erase information. Whether such locally
lost information is still contained in the universe is moot if you
can't read it -- you certainly can't catch Sasha's light cone after
the fact. "Physics of Immortality" gives a very special case where
this would be possible at the end of time and space, but then,
"Physics of Immortality" has been falsified.

Your best chances to survive would seem 1) not dying 2) cryonics
in that order. Unfortunately, none of these are an option for Sasha.
His information is lost forever.

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