Re: RAW's "Thought for the Week"

Dan Fabulich (
Mon, 08 Sep 1997 13:01:32 -0400

At 07:51 PM 9/8/97 -0700, Derek Strong wrote:
>1) Can anyone explain to me what's going on psychologically with people
>who are on death's door?

Many people consider Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's _On Death and Dying_ some of
the best accessible psychology in this arena... If you're interested, you
might want to pick it up. Be forewarned, though, that it puts a lot of
emphasis on how this is a perfectly natural and *inevitable* psychological
process... Little extropian problem solving here.

>2) Does anyone have any suggestions for what we can do to prevent this?
>How many more of our luminaries will go gently, peacefully into oblivion
>before we begin to stem the tide?

The only thought that leaps to my mind is continued work on life extension
and cryonic reanimation technology. IMHO, the Live/Die/Die/Die grid won't
be convincing until it collapses to a Live/Die grid.