Re: Uploading, that's needed !! -Reply -Reply -Reply

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 21:23:17 +0300 (MSK)

On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Brent Allsop wrote:

> It is indeed very surprising to me that so few people are
> signing up for cryonics. If the Prometheus project is successful at
> making cryonic preservation and restoration of a mammalian brain
> provably successful how many people will start signing up?

Alas, I don't expect fully reversible suspensions to emerge as a result of
the Prometheus project -- physics seems to interfere all too strongly
here. But a dramatic enhancement of current suspension protocols -- why,
certainly. (And we all should be _very_ interested in enhancement of such
protocols, methinks).

> Why is it that so many people seem to want to die? Could it
> be because our consciousness are just so scared from all the death and
> suffering to date that we just don't care for anything better anymore?

Susceptibility to 'we all are already immortal' or 'ignore death ignore
death ignore death' memes is an integral part of human genotype -- which
made perfect sense before immortality has become a nonephemerous item
(which sounds suspiciously like the first type of memoids btw, and thus
may trigger memeimmunological response) due to the advent of cryonics. I
believe it's a cryonics FAQ item.

> Brent Allsop