Re: A scary but HYPOTHETICAL question.

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 19:47:20 MDT

At 12:58 PM 14/10/00 -0400, Alex wrote:

>If one knew that one was going to die soon (and for
>whatever reason cryosyspension was not an option)

I don't quite see how this proviso works. You mean someone without the
funds to get a cryo contract before time's up? I don't have a cryo contract
myself, nor have I much spare cash, but if I knew I were certain to die I
might consider selling my house, flying to the States and renting somewhere
near a good cryo establishment, paying up front for a cryo contract, and
finding some way to ensure that my brain didn't turn to shit before I died.
(If I had a brain-eating tumor or Alzheimers or a habit, like my aged
father, of having multiple cerebral infarcts, that might be urgent, so I'd
look for a way to ensure I died peacefully quick smart while avoiding an
autopsy.) Oh, you don't own a house. Hmm. Even though you'd be risking your
chance of indefinite revived life, we couldn't counsel bank-robbery...

Why *is* that a proviso in your thought experiment, Alex?

Damien Broderick

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