Re: Cryonics sources [was: Nature defines transhumanist]

From: Brent Allsop (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 17:29:46 MDT

Robert Bradbury <> commented:

> Greg Stock, I believe is doing a presentation at the Alcor Conf. on
> whether all cryonics revivals will be uploads. That is a very
> dubious assumption because it assumes the understanding of mental
> information maps (i.e. data encoding in your brain) will come before
> the nanotech that allows cryonics reanimation (highly questionable
> IMO, though Anders would be the real expert to ask).

        I'd sure like to see more info. Will this presentation be
online or anything?

        I'd sure hate to have nanorobots going through my corpsicle,
potentially destroying relevant information, before we have clear
understanding of such "mental information maps".

        I'm almost tempted to put a clause in my cryonics
documentation that stipulates my desire to only ever use non invasive
or non destructive scans of information from my corpsicle. I'd like
to be completely rebuilt, or upload, whichever comes first, and still
have my corpsicle as a keepsake, for a permanent backup, and in case
something unforeseen got lost in a corpsicle destroying reanimation

        How will the two not come at about the same time? How could
we have nanobots able to completely rebuild a brain yet not have full
knowledge of it's data maps?

                Brent Allsop

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