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

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 01:39:20 MDT

From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
If surviving matters to you primarily as a subgoal of something else,
> then the Singularity has relevance if and only if it advances the
> "something else", while cryonics matters if and only if the "something
> else" is still relevant and advance-able post-Singularity.

Why make life so cheap that we need "something else" to make it worthwhile?
Money we spend on cryonics is money we don't spend on "something else"?
What is "something else"? AI? Moravec-Mind Children's inheritance?

What if "something else" doesn't exist?

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