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BowlJackson
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re: Quantum Immortality
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Stephen King wrote a book where this happens but you are aware of it and it seems to take forever since you have no sense of time. You go insane.


What's the story called? Sounds interesting.

Star Trek has multiple episodes across their many series that touch on the subject of people getting stuck in the transporter buffer too long. Some of them involve the possibility of those people losing their minds bc of it, although they aren't always consistent with that part of it.

One of my favorite episodes of The Next Generation is the one where they investigate a 75 year old wreck of a starship that got caught in the gravitational field of a Dyson Sphere. They find two life signs that were stored in the ships transporter pattern buffer but are only able to save one, which turns out to be Scotty from The Original Series.


Tiguar
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re: Quantum Immortality
I've actually had this same theory awhile back when I was reading up on the quantum world. Warning, semi long pure theory ahead.

Life exists in a probability wave of life and death. When you die, the probability wave collapses into two universes. One where you are alive, and one where you are dead.

When you get old and die, your entire field of probability meets a single point where there is no other probability; you are dead. But since your universe was formed based off your survival, it is over too. Your universe dies with you.

Similar to a quantum particle flashing into existence and disappearing in a void of entropy. Perhaps we continue to exist elsewhere.

If you look close, you can actually see religious parallels.

The concept of "omniscience", or knowing what has happened and what has yet to happen, is the beginning and end of the probability wave. Similar to how we can measure and quantify a wave with Schrodinger's equation.

God will "provide" and we need not worry; the concept of the universe splitting when we would have "died". We always exist in the universe we are alive as we cannot exist in one where we do not. God as we know are perhaps simply the laws and impact of quantum physics, and we go to be with the "Lord" when we cross back into the quantum realm from the world of relativity after our probability wave finally has no other solutions.

We are all connected to one another, perhaps many times removed through multiple diversions of universes, but we are. Just because "your" universe ends when you die doesn't mean everything is meaningless. Similar to a match thrown onto a pallet of matches; just because the original matches fire has ceased does not mean its impact on the creation and state of other fires is somehow lessened.

Fwiw, I have never had a single illegal or psychoactive drug in my life and I was stone cold sober when I dreamt all this up



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Tiguar
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re: Quantum Immortality
Search kurzgegagt "consciousness" on YouTube. They do a semi decent job of simply explaining it


BowlJackson
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re: Quantum Immortality
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kurzgegagt


Love their videos. One of maybe 5 YouTube channels I'm actually subscribed to.


Great read on your first post btw you did a good job of putting into words a lot of the thoughts and feelings I have on subject of death


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BawFromBawcomville
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re: Quantum Immortality
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What's the story called? Sounds interesting.


I can't remember what the name of the story was (pot smoking during your teens tends to do that).

All I can remember was the premise which was humans could travel from planet to planet through a machine which would teleport you. However you had to be sedated. When they first tried the machine they used convicted murderers. Even though it was instantaneous the prisoners would always come out insane.

In the story a kid holds his breath and does not inhale the sedative. From his viewpoint the trip takes forever and his mind cannibalizes itself. I was hoping someone else had read it.


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wareaglepete
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re: Quantum Immortality
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What's the story called? Sounds interesting.


It is a short story called 'The Jaunt' in his collection 'Skeleton Crew'. In the future there is teleportation, but living things have to be unconscious to go through it. In the story, you find out why. It is good.


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Trumansfangs
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re: Quantum Immortality
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I get it, because he's a pig lololol!!!



I laughed again today. Arksulli you're a good sport.

Sometimes i Killz me ;)


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deltaland
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re: Quantum Immortality
There was a time I was driving drunk in HS late at night and headlights were coming at me. Then the car disappeared. Never passed me. Nowhere to turn off either.

Now I’m wondering if maybe I hit it and died


BowlJackson
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re: Quantum Immortality
If the theory is true then there's a chance you're dead and buried in your original universe and mourned by your original family.

I'll ask you the same thing I asked Baw; did you notice anything different after that incident that you couldn't really explain? It probably would have been something small and insignificant that you would probably just write off as an anomaly bc the theory states that you would transfer to the universe most similar to the one you came from


wareaglepete
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re: Quantum Immortality
I was once on a plane and we hit some pretty bad turbulence. I think we really crashed on a weird island and were in a purgatory state. I figure when I die I will meet up with some friends from that island that I didn't know I had and we will move on at some church.


BowlJackson
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I was once on a plane and we hit some pretty bad turbulence. I think we really crashed on a weird island and were in a purgatory state. I figure when I die I will meet up with some friends from that island that I didn't know I had and we will move on at some church


Which character were you? I'm definitely a Charlie


Commander Data
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re: Quantum Immortality
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ask you the same thing I asked Baw; did you notice anything different after that incident that you couldn't really explain? It probably would have been something small and insignificant that you would probably just write off as an anomaly bc the theory states that you would transfer to the universe most similar to the one you came from



Interesting. If this is true then I am curious as to what natural force controls the information switch. What decides which universe to place you in and how does it go about placing you there.


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redeye
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Schrödinger's cat


I'm experimenting with this to pay bills. Don't open the envelope and they'll never exist. I'll let you know how it goes from jail.


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wareaglepete
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re: Quantum Immortality
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Which character were you?


IDK, Michael maybe or Dr. Arzt.


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