Monday, July 08, 2019
"Quantum Immortality" described in a whiteboard lecture
"Werothegreat" presents “Quantum Immortality” (15 minutes)
The speaker writes on a white board, and compares human beings as conscious entities to elementary photons, trying all possible paths in life at once, and living as long as it is physically possible.
In a way, this sounds like a “dangerous” belief. He gives an interesting diversion where he compare human life to photosynthesis which he describes as a quantum process.
He also describes the plot of the 2006 film “The Prestige” where Telsa makes a quantum immortality experiment out of himself.
Intuitively, it seems to me that I exist simply because I must (the Anthropic Principle) somewhere. The Earth could have been in any galaxy, it just happens to be here. Intuitively, it seems hard to believe that once a conscious individual is aware of the self, that “they” can completely disappear. If you know that you are dead, you are immortal.