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

Eugene Leitl (
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 21:57:43 -0700 (PDT)

O'Regan, Emlyn writes:

> > > as I am about the corpsicle option.
> I'm not talking about technical details of cryonics, that's whatever it
> is, and that's great.

That's a pity. The current product is unfortunately not that good that one can buy it unseen. Thus informed choices are always better.

> Waking up is the problem. Under what circumstance would you be woken?
> What motivations would lead a society to bring you back? What will
> governments do with your corpsicle in the meantime?

I thought _dying_ was the main problem. Which circumstances? Any. If I don't like, I can always commit suicide. What motivations? I don't care, as long as I am reanimated. (If I'm not reanimated, I don't really care either: I'm a really cool customer, since sitting in a dewar). Goverments? I hope they won't have much say in the issue.

Point is, the odds are incalculable. I might as well live. If I'm dead, I'm dead. That's an irreversible decision.

> I would really recommend reading "A world out of time" as a start (by
> LN), if you are considering cryonics. Just as a scary bedtime story, or
> because you like good SF, if nothing else.

Scary? So what. I can think of a billion scary scenarios. Who says they'll come true?

> But if you want to know the technical details of implementing cryonics,
> then try somebody else.

Thanks, I'm doing just that.

> Emlyn