Re: Announcing new J. of Transhumanism article
Thu, 31 Dec 1998 09:12:06 EST

In a message dated 98-12-29 16:53:03 EST, Robin Hanson wrote:

> The Journal of Transhumanism, at ,
> is pleased to announce that we have published volume 3:
> J. of Transhumanism, Volume 3, December 1998.
> An Exploratory Survey Examining the Familiarity
> with and Attitudes Toward Cryonic Preservation
> by Scott Badger

This is a great paper that makes interesting reading as a probe of the effect of various demographic factors on attitudes about the future and technological advance in general. One thing it does bear out is my experience that most people significantly overestimate the cost of cryonic suspension: I often hear people guess that it must cost half a million dollars or some such figure, when $50k, financed easily by life insurance (especially if you're young and healthy), is the right number for a neurosuspension.

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