Re: Immortality and Resources

Hara Ra (
Mon, 03 Feb 1997 20:28:09 -0800

Jim Legg wrote:
> > Jim Legg wrote:
> > > Personally, I think cryonics is a status preserving cop-out and
> > > at best can only supply some frozen post-legal clients for clandestine
> > > navigation into cold-booting a dissociated personality (pun intended).
> > Hara Ra : Uploading does not exist; cryonics does. I consider it a bridge
> to better things. Like when uploading IS an option.
> Cryonics "exists" as does religion but neither are satisfactory.

At the Alcor Festival I heard the quip: "Cryonics is a religion for
However, there are really frozen bodies in those dewars, and there is
the possibility
of reanimation. Note I said possibility. This is ahead of religion for

> Weak
> uploading does exist today because a brain can be kept alive indefinitely
> on life support systems with sensory interfaces to computers.

Show me proof.

> This approach best protects the legal status of the uploader which is
> why the legal challenge has to occur now.
The rights of functioning uploads are indeed a fascinating future

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