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Comment on View Point Room Argument (copy ≠ transference)

Schmuck Sat, Mar 26, 2011
An interesting argument.

I think the clones would diverge in their actions because, while being in identical conditions and atomically synonymous, they both exist spatially within the same universe. The rooms do not exist as controls to the experiment, as they vary spatially. They are part of the same universe, and so are interwoven to it, with any small variation anywhere in the universe having the potential to adversely affect the conditions of the rooms and the agents within them in potentially different ways, with any kind of range of severity.

Were each room and clone to exist in a different universe, identical in every way, I would think that each would then act out in an identical manner.

However, saying that, ramifications could transfer across the 9th dimension, affecting different universes, and altering the experiment.

For me, this argument provokes the idea of individuality in existence, whether anything is identical in a 4 dimensional plane across any version of universe.

For the most part, its far beyond my scope of expertise or intelligence, but it's a provoking idea nevertheless.