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

O'Regan, Emlyn (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 16:12:15 +1000

>From: Eugene Leitl[]
> > 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. [snipped]

Can you always commit suicide? If you've been awakened by an evil future government that wants to do evil things with the smart brains of the people who were smart enough to get themselves cryonically suspended, you're not going to get an off button I'd think. Future governments might indeed find a use for good working minds in "corpses" (ie: redefining corpsicles as dead, so not accorded the rights of the living). You know governments...