Re: Fox cryonics show

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Feb 06 2000 - 00:15:16 MST

Technotranscendence wrote:

> I take it he was an altruist type, reasoning that it's selfish (in the
> conventional sense of being bad and inconsiderate) to live longer than three
> score and ten years.

Ja, he even used the term altruism. Interestingly, he tossed out the
number "ten decades" so I have a hard time calibrating him. Then
he went on about how freezing detroys *muscles*. {8^D Muscles!
So, bad news, friends, we are gonna lose our abs and buns. I
wanted to shriek at the TV: you *still* dont get it, ya silly goof! We
are our *brains* not our muscles! I flex, therefore I am?

> ...My bet is if and when cryonics does work -- in
> the sense of reviving patients -- people will trip over each to sign up.
> Surely, a small %age of the population will still say no to near
> immortality, but I doubt the vast majority will.

The ones I worry about are not the ones who just say no to
immortality. The ones I worry about are those who just say
no to *anyone* having immortality. spike

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