Re: CRYO: "Ischemia" vs. "Reversibly dead"

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 14:34:15 MDT

Emlyn wrote:

> I will add, that very few people involved in >H, extropianism, purely
> cryonics, or whatever your flavour, would seriously suggest that any of us
> will live for *all eternity*. While we might be shooting for close (my
> joke), the maths alone says we must come a cropper some time before forever.

Each of us individualities may. But there are also some long range
speculations that say maybe not. It is too early to close the books on
the question.

> So, any life-extension techniques are merely temporary. If there's a God, or
> otherwise an afterlife, it will get us in the end, afterall. God's meant to
> be immortal, eternal, etc etc... surely multiplying our lifespans by a few
> orders of magnitude couldn't really matter in the greater scheme of
> things...

If you can create new universes and jump your intelligence over to the
new universe or move outside of space-time then there may be even
"eternal" life. If space-time is transcending and you can pop back in at
any point or multiple points at once then exactly in what way are you
not timeless and/or eternal? The greater scheme of things was, is, or
will be created by sentiences that have been or will be developed,
"naturally" and/or "artificially".

> Just remember, as the heat death of the universe approaches, deathbed
> conversion is still an option...

<Grin> So is transcendence to a "different plane".

- samantha

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