Re: Why qualia might matter

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 10:23:57 MST

On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Dan Fabulich wrote:

> But this view can be extended and made probabilistic. Remember, if
> immortality-via-backup will fail, then you're *definitely* going to
> die, at some point. Given an arbitrary amount of time, any
> arbitrarily large physical system will fail eventually.

This statement is flawed. An MBrain is a sufficiently large object
and space is sufficiently empty that nothing saving "intentional
acts by an entity with much greater matter/energy" or "all the protons
in their structure decaying" can destroy it. Since the intential acts
of others can be avoided by launching yourself into intergalactic space
and you thought rate can be clocked down to the rate at which
you encounter new fuel -- you should be able to survive until the
protons decay. And we do not know for certain that they do
because that hasn't been proven yet.


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