Re: Risk vs. Payoff (was Re: Alcor on KRON)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue May 08 2001 - 17:18:22 MDT

Christian Szegedy wrote:
> I think, you forget an important point in this discussion:
> What if the singularity comes before I die, rendering the
> money I spent on cryonics useless?

That's implicit in the entire "What if I spent the money on healthcare
instead?" thread. Otherwise, even if you spend the money on healthcare,
you *will* die eventually and you *will* need cryonics to have any hope of
surviving at all. It's the Singularity that means that you only have a
10% chance of dying or whatever; otherwise, of course, you have a 100%
chance of dying. If your life really matters to you, then even this close
to the Singularity, signing up for cryonics is simply a commonsense

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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