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

Eugene Leitl (
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 20:29:45 -0700 (PDT)

O'Regan, Emlyn writes:
> Neither of these options seem very palatable. Pretending it's not

Perhaps not, but sometimes there are no simple solutions. Switching to a healthy lifestyle alone doesn't make you hang on forever.

> happening just means you shut people out - I know that I don't like
> other people to stop talking when I enter a room.

Are we speaking about pointless cruelty towards the elderly here, or about specially constructed cases?

> If people have read any Larry Niven, then they're probably as hesitant

Larry Niven is a science fiction author*. Of what possible interest can be his opinion about head-freezing?

> as I am about the corpsicle option. I don't even know if Australia has

What are the other options other than going corpsicle postmortem? I don't see any other ones than wind up any other than a yet another carcass/calcinated ash heap.

> any cryonics facilities.

If there is no cryonics outfit within a few hours operation window (have you checked with CryoNet?) in your area then you might as well organize and found one. Current protocols are really lousy, and there won't be any better ones if there is no further funding. Imho, currently there are few things as important as nanotechnology and cryonics research.


P.S. *Not that I have anything against science fiction authors, quite vice versa. However, few authors are well versed in cryobiology, nor, alas, can they predict the future accurately.