Re: Boredom (was Re: Anders Sandberg's Value System)

Kennita Watson (
Wed, 5 Feb 1997 01:23:30 -0800

Eli wrote:
>To sign up for cryonics, you don't need to know how the corpsicles will
>be revived, or believe that they will be, just that there's even a 10%
>chance of it working.
Truth to tell: for me, even a 0.1% chance is plenty to make it worth
signing up. Any nonzero chance of revival is infinitely greater than
zero, which is what I'd have if I were buried or cremated. And if I'm
frozen and it never works, I won't be around to know.

As I see it, life insurance can only get even close to being life
insurance if it's used to fund a cryonics contract. Otherwise it's
death insurance.


Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
| members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
| -- Richard Bach, _Illusions_