Re: The Physics of Immortality

Anders Sandberg (
26 Aug 1998 20:41:13 +0200

Hara Ra <> writes:

> >3. Tipler argues on economical and game theoretical grounds that the
> >OP or beings near it will be very nice, and since they will have lots
> >of computing power to spare they will resurrect everybody who has ever
> >lived into a wonderful virtual world.
> The catch here is whether the set of all possible computations is the same
> as Aleph Zero.

Yes, they have the same cardinality. But don't worry, the number of possible humans who could ever have lived is large but finite (due to quantization), so the resurrection algorithm can run as a screensaver on Omega's desktop :-)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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