Re: A scary but HYPOTHETICAL question.

From: Gina Miller (
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 20:59:44 MDT

What if you don't know that you are going to die?

From: "Damien Broderick" >

> 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
> 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
> 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
> (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
> 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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