Re: CRYO/AGING: [was Re: CRYO: Illegality of Cryonics in British Columbia]

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Jul 19 2000 - 14:20:03 MDT

CYMM wrote:
> Robert & Michael.
> But shouldn't an Extropian be a survivalist? Shouldn't he/she look at worse
> case scenarios and plan for those too?

Sure, but don't base your life on a 'sky is falling' premise, because most of
the time, the sky stays where it is.

> I'm not really scared of catastrophes... but I'm scared of not including
> them in my planning.
> Surely there are those among us who have a real personal survival agenda...
> I subscribe to MURG; I'm doing my humanscale cognitive software... I'm on
> the various LE lists... good gosh I get 400 - 500 pieces of mail a day!

Wasting your life on email? Hell, boy, git offa yer arse and live!! Whats the
point of living forever if you spend it all worrying about the shitstorm that
never comes. Life is for the living, not the dead or expectant, live it like
you're alive.

My idea of survival is a closet full of chow and ammo that I pointedly ignore, a
bit of daily exercise, a cryo account, a pint or two of Guiness (those
lipoproteins are good fer ya), a quick bit of wit over the web, and time spent
fishing. God does not subtract from your alloted time that spent fishing,
don'tcha know. Sounds like a good entertaining suspension plan to me.

> I'd surely like to join an LE group that's not trying to sell me something
> other than empirical soundness.
> But where does an Extropian/Transhuman who's seriously into this stuff go
> for actual implementation... or do we STILL have to play a wait-and-see
> game?

That LE community people were chatting about in Arizona a month or two ago
sounds like a decent idea.

> I mean this in all sincerity. I decided on my course of action in the very
> late sixties... I retire (as planned) in 2001 to do all the neat stuff. So
> three decades have shown that at least I'm persistent.
> Surely there are others... we can't all be waiting for our respective ships
> to come in?

My uncle, the postman, has a personal theory that the proper sequence in life is
that we should all be retired until we are 45, then we should work until we drop
dead, which obviously means you save to build a ship to come in for the next
generation. His idea also means that whoever dies first wins... ;)

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