Re: Cryonics propaganda...

dwayne (
Thu, 03 Jun 1999 16:18:20 +1000

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> If it is seen as common that all
> are immortal, and that immortality is some sort of right, would not imposing
> death of any kind be seen as too excessive to allow as a punishment for a crime
> or for a defense against a criminal in the act. Thoughts, anyone?

I don't think death is a valid defense. Defense is a valid defense, if you can inactivate someone, then you should use that rather than killing them.

I'm not into this "eye for an eye" thing, I think you should sort your own shit out, and to that end I think you should avoid killing someone wherever possible, and avoid harming them wherever possible, etc.

I should expect that by the time we have immortality sorted out we can acquire non-lethal technologies.

Not that I am overly squeamish about killing people, I just think that as a mark of self-respect you should minimise the harm you cause wherever possible.

I'd rather a population heavily armed with tazers, say, than machine pistols.