Re: Why do we seek to transcend ourselves?

From: jg nlb (
Date: Wed Jul 17 2002 - 07:26:19 MDT

>Ben Goertzel wrote:
>> mike
>> As you say, cryonics is available now, at a reasonably modest cost --
>>for middle-class Americans -- through life-insurance.
>> I don't think it's available outside the US, and even in the US it's out
>>of reach for the lower-income segments of the population.
>> So I guess the right statement is: "There's no reason for middle or
>>upper class Americans to die permanently right now, except in case of
>>severely brain-destroying accidents, or deaths that occur in very remote

that's correct for france. A while ago there was this physician that asked
his son to keep him refrigerated/frozen (i think it was about -20 C) in his
property. But then there has a been some ruling and the police came and
unplugged the fridge.


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