RE: Maximizing results of efforts Re: Mainstreaming

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sat Apr 28 2001 - 23:02:39 MDT

This makes sense.

I think that the work the cryonics folks are doing with vitrification of
organs for transplant purposes fits right in here.

This is a wonderful example of a technology that is valuable for
transhumanist and humanist purposes both.


> One example: People with severely damaged or severed spinal cords.
> You must however avoid or downplay the head-swapping-on-live-bodies
> association. The research could also be applicable to the development
> and control of artificial or partially artificial bodies--which could
> in turn be a stopgap measure to keep the head going while the body is
> cooled for future reunification. This is two minutes' thought; there
> are doubtless many, many other possible good causes.
> jm
> Make sense?
> John Marlow

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