RE: Definition of Racism (without rent-a-riot)

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 07:35:27 MDT

Spike Jones wrote,
> > Barbara Lamar wrote: It's not hard to imagine politicians
> pulling the plug on
> > life-support systems for suspended people or making laws that
> people older than
> > 85 are not entitled to medical care. Barbara
> The scenario that is easy for me to imagine is a law being passed that
> no person who has undergone any kind of "unnatural" life extension
> technique my benefit from any publicly funded medical care. The
> courts would be given the power to decided what is unnatural. spike

It is easy for me to imagine that cryonauts will be treated in the future as
we treat illegal immigrants in the US today. People will want to exclude us
from services or jobs, claiming that we do not have any natural right to be
in a particular location at a particular time. It would not surprise me at
all if cryonauts were treated as second class citizens, if they were allowed
to be citizens at all.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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