[extropy-chat] Cryonics is the only option?

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Sat Apr 28 00:33:12 UTC 2007

It was of course suggested in the grim humorous spirit of Swift's Modest
Proposal.  I wouldn't want to do anything to encourage them in this
practice.  Stem cell technology may advance to the point of allowing
practical head transplants by repairing severed spinal cords and tuning of
the immune system to avoid head rejection.  In that day, I could envision a
grim scenario in which the Presbyterians and Episcopalians would kidnap
members of each other's tribes and graft the heads of their own onto the
captured infidel's bodies.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-
> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Eugen Leitl
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 2:59 AM
> To: extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
> Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Cryonics is the only option?
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 09:56:03PM -0700, spike wrote:
> > Could they not graft the head of one of their terminally ill to the
> > otherwise perfectly healthy body of a doomed infidel?  I wonder if it
> has
> Purportedly, experiments (on the other sort of infidel) were done during
> the Indochina war. The source is an unnamed military intelligence person,
> so
> it's unreliable.
> I personally fail to see the reason. It's not life-prolonging, it's
> agony-prolonging.
> > occurred to them to attempt it?
> --
> Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a> http://leitl.org

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