Re: cryonics risk/payoff matrix

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Wed May 09 2001 - 06:49:15 MDT

Eugene.Leitl wrote:
>> Even if this isn't so, I don't see why anyone would want to
>> be reanimated by a human team, especially if you could wait
>> a couple of years and have a really high-res reanimation done
>> by a superintelligence.
>Because I don't trust the superintelligence to be motivated
>to reanimate extinct primitive lifeforms. Of course it could
>do it, but why *should* it do it?

For the same reason that a program does anything, because it's
built that way. Now I know that you contend that writing such
a program may be vastly more difficult than anyone thinks, but
that's a different question.

Eliezer goes on, by the way, to write the puzzling
>> (Remember, you can only be reanimated once - any
>> information lost is lost forever.)

You neglected the possibility of read-only. I hope that my
frozen brain (if, alas, it comes to that) stays around long
enough for quite a number of higher fidelity scans to be
made and set running.

Lee Corbin

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