At 02:37 PM 6/16/99 +0200, den Otter wrote:
>Something else: though it's a long shot, it might be a good
>idea to try to get the/a government interested in cryo prisons;
>a "humane" alternative for long-term imprisonment, and a
>solution to the only real drawback of capital punishment (the
>irreversibility). The goverment(s) would get a cheap, safe,
>easy and "humane" way to store criminals and suspended
>animation research would achieve its goals (much) faster
>due to the unprecedented funding, so that cryonicists could
>get much better suspensions (just rob a bank if you can't
>afford to sign up ;). Everybody a winner, and as a bonus the
>immortality meme would spread much faster through society.
Will there be any place for rehabilitation, or is the 'punishment' being put so far out of step with society that one is forced into either crime or an extremely menial position to survive? See Heinlein's 'Door into Summer' as an example...