Re: Backup Body Scans!

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 06:38:25 MDT

torsdagen den 26 april 2001 01:21 Brent Allsop wrote:
> Folks,
> Maybe cryonics will soon not be our only option!?
> 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
> higher resolution would be required before we just need some DVDs (or
> a high capacity DVD), and can then chuck the corpsickle?

The problem is that this is of course far too low resolution to even
distinguish neurons, let alone synapses and their states as Eugene pointed
out. Reading the site gave me mixed feelings - yes, this is what we strive
for, but trying to sell it today is like selling land on Mars or tickets to
space hotels: you are selling something that isn't available yet or in the
reasonably close future and that you might never be able to deliver, so you
are going to be viewed as a fraud and make the field look bad.

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