X-Message-Number: 24885
From: "Michael C Price" <>
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Subject: multiple basement universes
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 08:08:42 +0100

I said: "inevitable" death is avoidable if:
> <[...] you're distributively and continuously backed up
> in real-time across multiple basement universes.  Or if
> you believe that your identity at an earlier time can be
> shared, to some extent, amongst backups/ duplicates
> at a later time>
> In a different universe a "back-up" will become a 
> different personality within seconds of its generation.

Only if the back-ups are processing.  If they are just 
passive datastores (i.e. not yet active "duplicates"), 
with only one to be activated if the "original" suffers 
irreversible termination, then no identity conflict arises.  

(Increasing the number of back-ups linearly with time
makes the risk of future failure decline at least geometrically
with time, along the lines that Aubrey mentioned.)

Michael C Price

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