Every Me

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Every Me

Post by CLP » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:54 pm

I barrel through the intersection doing sixty, tires screech, horns blare. Infinite me’s die in infinite variations of grizzly car crashes.

I want to kill not just myself, but every me, in every parallel universe.

I drive off the overpass bringing infinite me’s with me. None of us should survive.

My supposed victory is short-lived. I suddenly realize that infinite me’s would not follow through, braking safely or swerving at the last minute.

Still, infinite me’s aren’t even driving. Me’s with a wife, or a decent job.

Maybe there are me’s who aren’t miserable.

Maybe there’s one me who’s happy.
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Re: Every Me

Post by strawman » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:52 pm

If you can kill an infinite you, couldn't you also switch places?

No, forget that. If you could swap places, you'd first need to go on a long hunt to locate the happy infinite you, and you'd be likely to encounter several versions of a more miserable infinite you before you found a happy one. Then you'd realize that a more ruthless infinite you would have anticipated you, and would have recruited an army of ruthlesser infinite yous to hunt you down. Not only would you be unhappy, but terrified and exhausted.

You'd be better off becoming Schroeder's Cat. (sic)
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Re: Every Me

Post by CLP » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:09 am

strawman wrote:If you can kill an infinite you, couldn't you also switch places?

No, forget that. If you could swap places, you'd first need to go on a long hunt to locate the happy infinite you, and you'd be likely to encounter several versions of a more miserable infinite you before you found a happy one. Then you'd realize that a more ruthless infinite you would have anticipated you, and would have recruited an army of ruthlesser infinite yous to hunt you down. Not only would you be unhappy, but terrified and exhausted.

You'd be better off becoming Schroeder's Cat. (sic)


Awesome! I love this!
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Re: Every Me

Post by Ed Woychowsky » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:04 pm

What about quantum immortality?

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