> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> >Then again, the borders between being completely restored and being
> >damaged are blurry - a little damage might be acceptable (compared to
> >being totally dead), but it is not easy to tell how much damage is
> >acceptable beforehand.
> There is a lot of thought that must be put into a desicion like
> cryonics. From my stand point, it's always financial.
You may know it already, but the cheapest, rock-bottom suspension comes at about $15,000 (straight freeze, brain only) , while approx.$28,000 will get you a "reasonable" whole body suspension. Very feasible for young(er), more or less healthy people when payed with life insurance.
> But as the old
> cliche says, better safe than sorry. If there is a chance, that
> technology will meet the mind of the memory someday, a chance I'm
> willing to take.
Yep, and at the very least you buy peace of mind (without having to compromise rationality as with religion) and thus improve the quality of life here and now. A good investment, IMO. If it works, great! If it doesn't, well I guess I'll never know then.