RE: life extension advocacy plans (fear of Tithonus) --> worryingabout the brain

From: Reason (
Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 12:29:33 MDT

--> Eugene Leitl, quoting Mimiam English

> > Why would you need to destroy the original?
> Because otherwise we can't get the resolution.

Actually, I was mentioning a time when I believed that the decay of brain
function was inevitable and far harder to reverse than to replace the
brain -- destroying the original became a negligable point because the
original was going down the drain anyway.

These days it's all looking a lot more promising from the point of view of
keeping the brain up to scratch with the rest of the repaired body.

> > I like very much the idea that I could keep a backup version of myself
> > without endangering my biological self in the process. I hope
> it is not too
> > far away. I figure maybe 20 years from now...

If it's a separate backup, then it isn't you -- it's a copy of you. Back to
suicide again.

> I recommend consulting the archives (if they be working), this is a
> recurring thread.

Such as:

Searchable mail archives still feel like a luxury. I'm such a low-tech
person :)


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