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

Jocelyn Brown (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 10:27:44 -0500

>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...

If you die and you are not suspended, you can _never_ be returned to life. If you awake in some fantasically horrible evil awful situation, but you _remain_ alive, there is always a chance, no matter how small, that you can get out of it.

Jocelyn Brown

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