RE: Why Cryonics

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 13:32:46 MST writes:
> The unanswered question is whether this information loss is sufficient
> to obliterate personality, memory, and other important brain state.
> I don't think we know enough at this time to give any sort of definitive
> answer to this question.
> This was my objection to the Ralph Merkle essay mentioned a couple of
> weeks ago; I thought he was excessively optimistic in claiming that the
> answer was largely known. But other people who have actually looked at
> frozen brains, including Eugene and cryonics "godfather" Mike Darwin,
> seem to have a more pessimistic view.

I have scanned a few selected slides (they are on a website right now,
but without comments they are less than helpful). Hopefully, Darwin &
F*hy will soon find time to write interpretations of them.

The difference between freezing and vitrification is quite striking,

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