---Spike Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> then you estimate the probability of say, nanotechnology not providing
> long life, say .97 etc, then 1 minus the product of these is your
> of long life (when i say long i mean hundreds or thousands of years).
> my estimates: probability
> cryonics not = .90
> nanotechnology not = .95
> traditional religion not = .9999999999999....
Ooops! This last line should be omitted from your probability chart, unless you consider burning in hell for an eternity a form of immortality. On second thought, while the rest of the universe (including heaven) is suffering a slow heat death, us sinners will still be enjoying the infinite energy of eternal flames. Forget the "Far Side" party. Maybe we should brush up on our refrigeration theory and metallurgy application notes. It sounds to me like the devil is onto something here. Is there any way to guarantee a trip to hell? How about this:
I, Joseph F. Jenkins Jr. hereby irrevocably offer my everlasting soul to the devil for the amount of $20,000 to be deposited into my savings account at Johnson Space Center Federal Credit Union by COB 10/28/98.
If this works, I'll let you know and the next guy can ask for $25,000 :-) Actually, I should be worth more since I was a fully indoctrinate Southern Baptist with a Christian name, none the less.