Re: Suspended Animation

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Sat, 30 Nov 1996 23:42:04 -0600

> I guess I just see use of such blunt raw force approaches as being not
> as "unreliable" or easy on the patient. I mean what is the quality of
> life going to be for someone who has to grow back 75% of their body (or
> the whole thing for those who just have their head frozen)? WHile it may
> be cheaper to freeze someone at the start, what are the costs going to
> be at the other end to revive the person, and then rebuild them?

Zero. With the tech it takes to revive a terminal frostbite victim,
it's as easy to grow the body back as to repair it. Besides, this is
all going to be post-Singularity and all costs at that point are
effectively zero.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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