Re: META: barfsome terminology

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:15:33 -0700 (PDT)

Michael S. Lorrey writes:

> Now this makes for another one of those 'only in extropia' type
> pardoxical questions: If you are cryo'ed, then uploaded and then
> downloaded into a freshly cloned body, and you eat your own frozen flesh
> for dinner afterwards, is that cannibalism, since its really just you

Err, you wouldn't want to eat yourself. First, you're obviously no spring chicken (unless an accident has happened to your young self), then the periphery is in a more or less pronounced state of decay because of the process of dying, and large portions of your body mass now consist of, well, chemicals. Finally, you do not at all look good.

You must be really starved before you can even contemplate autocannibalism without provoking nausea (blechhh, yuck).

> anyways? If it is, that means that everytime you taste your own blood
> you are a cannibal. Kind of gives new meaning to the saying 'go eat
> yourself.' ;-P