RE: Why the future won't accommodate everyone!

From: Sarah Marr (
Date: Fri Mar 17 2000 - 06:56:54 MST wrote:

> > And so welcome back to Stalin, Hitler, Jack the Ripper, Vlad
> the Impaler...
> > whom cold, hard logic dictate to be a few of our glorious creators.
> Sarah, if such a technology were to ever be instituted, at least
> there might
> be a chance for justice? Perhaps a grande civil suit against those
> 'defendents'?

        Possibly so. Thinking about it, it seems likely that any resurrection would
be carried out on a case-by-case basis by interested individuals, rather
than through some global effort. That might mean that such people would not
be 'reinstituted', although (1) doubtless some far-right group would love to
see Hitler popping round for tea and biscuits and (2) no-one is sure who
Jack-the-ripper was, so if s/he was resurrected, who'd call for justice
against him/her?

        Also, suppose one brought a civil suit against Hitler: he doesn't have any
property, so what could one get on winning the case? In terms of a criminal
prosecution, would there be any point in bringing someone back, simply to
imprison them for life? (Assuming Hitler's guilt, which I'm totally at ease
with doing.) I can't help but think that there are better things to spend
our time doing.

        Ah! A thought: at least those people given the death penalty and
subsequently cleared could be brought back. Boy, would they be pissed.


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