Re: Backup Body Scans!

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 02:19:22 MDT

On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Brent Allsop wrote:

> Maybe cryonics will soon not be our only option!?

Option to what? To sticking celery and lit dynamite sticks into diverse
bodily orifices?

> Dr. Donald H. Marks (MD, PhD) <> just sent me
> email announcing this sight:
> Evidently they are already getting 0.33 mm resolution MRI, CT
> and anatomical images resulting in 40 gigabytes of data. How much

How about

Or, at least, plain EM micrographs like

Notice that a slice of the meek worm takes up to 60 MBytes per picture.
Assuming, you'll need well in excess of a thousand of them (giving you a
rather lousy stride of 1 um longitudinal resolution), and just for a
critter of 1 k cells?

> higher resolution would be required before we just need some DVDs (or

How would you like 1 nm instead of 330 um you mentioned? There are a lot
of cubic nanometers within a liter volume. Assuming it would at all
suffice: you think you could see degree of phosphorylation of a
transmembrane protein with EM?

> a high capacity DVD), and can then chuck the corpsickle? Evidently
> Dr. Marks is working on finding out. I'd like to get one of these
> done today (and every year from now on?). I wonder how much it costs.
> Anyway, he is asking us to add a link to his page from our
> extropy sight. This sounds like a good idea to me.

This sounds like a *BAD* idea to me.

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