Eliezer doesn't want cryonics?

From: Brent Allsop (allsop@fc.hp.com)
Date: Thu May 11 2000 - 21:43:31 MDT

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <sentience@pobox.com> said:

> I would never, ever suggest that this logic ought to apply to anyone
> other than myself. There is absolutely nothing morally wrong about
> cryonics. There is absolutely nothing morally wrong about saving
> your own life with your own money. But, by a similar token, there
> is absolutely nothing morally wrong with choosing to say that your
> own life is no more important than anyone else's. It's my choice.
> I've made it.

        Do you realize that this choice will make everyone that
remains after you're gone suffer as much as we are all now suffering
now that Sasha is gone? If sasha had not failed to have himself
preserved, how much better would we all feel right know!? Cryonic
preservation isn't just for those that die! It must also be seen as
making it easear for those that would otherwise have to spend billions
of years or more missing you and trying to bring you back without
a corpsickle to work with.

        I think that it therefor could be argued that it is very
selfish on your part to put this suffering and loneliness on and
making it so hard on those that remain after you are gone. (Of course
we could be considered selfish by not wanting you to die if such is
truly against your will! ;) Your life may not be more important than
anyone elses, but it is also no less important either. Every single
life is important isn't it!? Any singularity must make this more true,
not less true don't you think!? How or why would anyone ever think

               Brent Allsop

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