poly: ANNOUNCE: the "everything" mailing list

From: Hal Finney <hal@rain.org>
Date: Fri Jan 16 1998 - 14:44:18 PST

Wei Dai has set up the following mailing list, which may be of interest
to some polymath subscribers:

> You are invited to join a mailing list for discussion of the idea that all
> possible universes exist. Some possible topics of discussion might
> include:
> What is the set of all possible universes?
> What is a reasonable prior/posterior distribution for the universe that I
> am in?
> Why do we believe that both the past and the future are non-random, but
> the future is more random than the past?
> Before observing anything about the universe, should we expect it to have
> (infinitely?) many observers?
> How can we/should we predict the future and postdict the past?
> Here are some papers that can serve as a basis for the discussion:
> "Investigations into the Doomsday Argument", Nick Bostrom,
> http://www.hedweb.com/nickb/140797/doomsday.html
> "A Computer Scientist's View of Life, the Universe, and Everything",
> Juergen Schmidhuber, http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen
> "Is ``the theory of everything'' merely the ultimate ensemble theory?",
> Max Tegmark, http://www.sns.ias.edu/~max/toe.html
> To subscribe to the mailing list, please send an email with the subject
> "subscribe" to the address everything-list-request@eskimo.com.
Received on Fri Jan 16 23:02:05 1998

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