Re: Why the future won't accommodate everyone!

Date: Fri Mar 17 2000 - 07:14:28 MST

In a message dated 03/17/2000 8:58:54 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> 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
> 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?
I seem to remember an old NPR reading of the Russian Poet, Voznesenzki
(hooked on Phonics works for me!) reading that the dead are judged not by a
Holy Tribunal, but by a worker's committee deciding the actions of one of
their peers. Perhaps an all-around pimp-slapping for Adork & Uncle Joe
Stalin might be in order?

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

A more critical issue (for me) is the How questions of "resurrection"; like,
by what means might such a strange thing be successfully accomplished? I
have read Tipler's stuff, and Hans Moravec's Mind Children and Robot; but
there appears to be nobody else having written essays on this, even as an
intellectual exercise. Where's all the philosophers and scholars at,
regarding this??


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