> Thanks Tim for your thoughtful words. However, I feel compelled to do more.
> Extropians are working on life extension and imortality for themselves and
> theirs. What about my neighbor? What about my Dad who died 7 years ago? Who
> has a mother, father, son or daughter who's died? What about their life
> Tipler convinced me that, some day, us, our successors or beings from other
> civilizations on other planets will have the technology (at minimal cost to
> them) to bring us all back in the huge, holy computers of the future.
If you believe in Tipler, do nothing at all - it has already been done for us.
If like me you hold out a scant hope that some future generation may reconstruct you from partial brain patterns left in artifacts you create - create unique artifacts, paint, invent, build, write.
If you are caring of your neighbors, don't bother them with this stuff. Well, maybe buy them Tipler's book and let them make the next move. Certainly no more than that: they are in their 80s for gods sake.