Re: Acceptance of death

From: Dani Eder (
Date: Mon Dec 06 2004 - 08:16:45 MST

--- Keith Henson <> wrote:

> It surprises me not to see cryonics mentioned on
> this thread.

the SL4 list was named for "Shock Level 4", referring
to levels of future shock. Cryonics is no longer a
high future shock level topic in an era when frozen
embryos are commonly implanted and brought to term,
and heart operations are performed on humans chilled
to just above freezing.

What surprises me about cryonics is that no one has
proposed storage in Antarctica, or some other really
cold location. Right now, if your LN2 supply is
disrupted, you will lose the patients when it
evaporates. Down there, at least the frozen will
remain frozen, so you will have longer to recover.

I personally view cryonics as the backup plan if
medical advances don't come along fast enough for
me. Since my father died when he was 19 years older
than I am now, that's a distinct possibility.


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