Re: Cryonics Thoughts

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 02 Dec 1998 01:45:10 -0600

Keith M. Elis wrote:
> John Clark wrote:
> >Perhaps we will have nanotechnology by then [2030-40], but I wouldn't bet my
> > life on it.
> Hmm. Some have said that nanotech is inevitable, Feynman for one. (Or at
> least Feynman said something along those lines in /There's Plenty of
> Room.../.) If so, I wonder if a true cryonicist, if that is the term,
> believing that nanotech is inevitable, would consider the option of
> having himself frozen *while still alive*.

The Singularity requires your services. You can't freeze yourself and you can't commit suicide. You're just going to have to live through every minute of it, like it or not, because that is the logically correct thing to do.

If all the smart people have themselves frozen, who exactly is going to develop nanotechnology?

--         Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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