Re: Eliezer doesn't want cryonics?

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 07:13:53 MDT

Brent Allsop wrote:
> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> 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.

Moreover Eli, this is one thing you don't get a vote in deciding, how
important you are. Of course the rest of us can't and shouldn't try to
force it on you either, but, dammit, I know a lot about shutting
yourself off from others. You might say I'm an ace at it. If the rest of
use decide you ARE important (and I think thats already been established
pretty well), then it is your responsibility to consider that. I know
this is probably unexpected for me to say this, but thats how it is.

Mike Lorrey

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