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Quantum immortality is the assertion that the Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics and pattern identity theory imply immortality or, more aptly, that one should expect one’s subjective experience to persist indefinably. The basics of the argument is as follows: No matter how likely you are to die in a given situation, there is always a greater-than-zero percentage of worlds in which you survive. As one can’t experience nonexistence, there will always be a “you” that continues, no matter how unlikely such a continuity is objectively.
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Quantum immortality is the assertion that the [[Many-worlds interpretation]] of quantum mechanics and pattern identity theory imply immortality or, more aptly, that one should expect one’s subjective experience to persist indefinitely. The basic argument is as follows: No matter how likely you are to die in a given situation, there is always a greater-than-zero percentage of future worlds in which you survive. As one can’t experience nonexistence, you will always experience the life of a “you” that survives, no matter how unlikely such a continuity becomes.
  
 
==Blog posts==
 
==Blog posts==
  
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/6op/preference_for_many_future_worlds/ Preference For (Many) Future Worlds] by [[wedrifid]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/6op/preference_for_many_future_worlds/ Preference For (Many) Future Worlds] by [[wedrifid]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/bg0/cryonics_without_freezers_resurrection/ Cryonics Without Freezers] by [[Yvain]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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Quantum immortality is the assertion that the Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics and pattern identity theory imply immortality or, more aptly, that one should expect one’s subjective experience to persist indefinitely. The basic argument is as follows: No matter how likely you are to die in a given situation, there is always a greater-than-zero percentage of future worlds in which you survive. As one can’t experience nonexistence, you will always experience the life of a “you” that survives, no matter how unlikely such a continuity becomes.

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