RE: ethical problem? Some kind of problem, anyway...

O'Regan, Emlyn (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 12:40:58 +1000

>From: Damien Broderick[]
>>How insulting is this to a person of, say, 80 years? Really, I'm writing
>>them off, as part of the doomed past, so near and yet so far. It makes me
>>feel like a heel
>I feel that way, too, but there's an option for the old - not a very good
>one yet, I suspect, but it's there: cryonic suspension. And if they don't
>know about it because nobody's bothered to inform them, they'll die
>permanently. What a waste. (That said, I'm not signed up for freezing
>myself. Shocking evasion.)

It's not suprising that you don't sign up for cryonics - I wonder if anyone on this list actually has? It's like setting up your gravesite. While many people actually do buy plots of land, etc, just for that purpose, I'd be VERY suprised if people on this list are amongst their number.

No-one here is overly interested in dying, when it comes down to it, and cryonics is about dying+hope.