Re: Giving cryo talk to Jewish high school

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Mar 03 2001 - 00:43:44 MST

Max More wrote:
> I'm not sure you should subtract ten points from the audience. I never
> remotely compared cryonics to organ donation. I presented it as
> conservative medicine that transports a *patient* through time, a bit like
> an ambulance transports a patient through space to a place better equipped
> to deal with the problem.

Hm... that's really creative.

So the topic of "defeating death" never even arose, and with it, neither
the issues of outrunning the afterlife, nor the Judaic requirement that
dead bodies be buried without delay and without mutilation.

I'm guessing you didn't raise the topic of neurosuspension, though, and
also that you didn't talk overmuch about delays of years or decades. But
I could be wrong.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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