Re: Cryonics/Nanotech Skepticism

Robin Hanson (
Fri, 14 Aug 1998 13:37:54 -0700

At 12:52 PM 8/14/98 -0700, you wrote:
>>> the probability that cryonics will work. ...
>> My estimate ... is the probability that I
>> will ever be revived if frozen today. And it was ">5%".
>Did you take into consideration an estimate of the probability that the
>Many Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics is correct, and that you
>can be said to be revived if it occurs in any world that stems from one
>in which you are frozen? :-)

I favor the Many Worlds interpretation, but not your definition of "revived" ;-).

Robin Hanson RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884 140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-2627