Re: Cryonics propaganda...

Spike Jones (
Fri, 09 Jul 1999 22:22:47 -0700

> spike wrote >most people choose to shorten their own lives in one way or
> another.
> [Scott Badger] wondered: Do you think when people have nano-immune systems
> and other
> enhancements designed to optimize and protect our bodies from abuse that
> they will take that opportunity to see just how much abuse their
new bodies
> will take?

Of course. In a sense, people do that now. One example is the previously mentioned extropian smokers, who hope nanotech will come along and repair the damage. Did not our society go through a wave of careless screwing when we developed penecillin? When there were rumors of AIDS having a cure a couple years ago, there was a wave of new cases (Oh boy! Toss the balloons, Baby!)

Speaking for myself, there are a lotta things I would looove to try, if I knew my body could be repaired, such as racing motorcycles. And of course the careless screwing would be nice too... {8^D spike