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Anomalous Observers in the Subjectively Identical Reference Class

@article{Schneider2013AnomalousOI,
  title={Anomalous Observers in the Subjectively Identical Reference Class},
  author={M. Schneider and K. Olum},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2013}
}
  • M. Schneider, K. Olum
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
  • Anthropic reasoning is a critical tool to understand probabilities, especially in a large universe or multiverse. According to anthropic reasoning, we should consider ourselves typical among members of a reference class that must include all subjectively indistinguishable observers. We discuss here whether such a reference class, which we assume must include computer simulations, must also include computers that replay previous simulations, magnetic tapes that store but do not "run" the… CONTINUE READING

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