Re: Message to Membership

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Mon Jan 03 2000 - 11:09:31 MST

>Subject: Re: Message to Membership
>Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 10:20:07 EST
>Actually, I consider the notion that transhumanism and extropianism >are
>somehow "apolitical" quite strange. We are advocating that human >beings
>can and should have the right to re-write their genetic code, >create
>synthetic intelligences, employ technology to augment their >mental power,
>lengthen their life spans indefinitely and migrate from >Earth. Every one
>of these agenda items implicates public policy and, >in many countries runs
>counter to some powerful legal prescription.

I seem to recall Thomas Donaldson saying on Cryonet that you had explained
to him that the likelihood of the legalization of suicide is the USA was
very remote.
It seems to me that since the right to commit suicide would greatly enhance
the success of cryonics, and that would therefore forward
Extropian/transhumanist goals, that you would mention some form of a right
to suicide on your goals statement above. But you didn't. Can you please
tell us why?
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