Damien Broderick wrote:
> This all gets tricky, because we're set up to find familiar scary things in
> shadows. I looked at a cryonics site the other day,
> and bless my furry feet and ears there was an icon which showed:
> a) a human rising out of flames to supplicate a dragon, or
> b) a leering devilish skull with two forked horns rising from the top of
> the skull, or
> c) a weight-lifter engaged in carnal activities with a winged alien, or...
> Call me perverse, but the only thing I *couldn't* see as a gestalt was
> anything to do with fixing frozen people and returning them to a healthy
> life in the future.
The Alcor icon represents a man rising from the ashes of a previous fire
like in the phoenix legend.
-- Sabine Atkins -- http://sabine.posthuman.com/ Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence -- http://singinst.org/ Member of Extropy Institute, DE:Trans, Cryonics Institute
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