Return of the Boltzmann Brains.
A Boltzmann Brain is a hypothesized self-aware entity, which arises due to
- And other strange brains out there.
random fluctuations out of some (future) state of chaos. I.e. they are hypothetical
brains resulting from thermal or vacuum fluctuations - Boltzmann Brains
comes from nothing... In stark contrast to a human brain, which is the result
of an evolution stretching back through most of the history of planet Earth.
What are the chances then that an everyday object - a rock, a chair,
you name it - could suddenly appear out of thin air? Not zero, surprisingly.
In fact, given enough space and time, it is conceivable that a conscious
being could arise, even if only for a microsecond.
Surely, if there are many Boltzmann Brains out there, it gives yet another twist
to the Copernican principle , that humans are not privileged observers of
All is not unanimity out in netland though. Have just read yet another
''Boltzmann Brains can't be true''-blog. It makes me wonder what people
actually think (is) out there?
Surfed around for some answers (see below):