Re: A scary but HYPOTHETICAL question.

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 20:59:17 MDT

At 07:59 PM 14/10/00 -0700, Gina wrote:

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

But Alex specifically set up his gedanken thus:

>If one knew that one was going to die soon (and for
>whatever reason cryosyspension was not an option) then self-preservation
>would not longer influence one's decisions.

The only interesting way I can construe Gina's question is: what if we're
now so close (although we don't know for sure) to the breakthrough/s that
will make humans live indefinitely without aging...? That's certainly a
consideration that might prevent a *healthy* person from taking the risk of
choosing to die now in order to be frozen/vitrified, since it's hard to be
all that confident about cryo-preservation and revival...

Damien Broderick

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