[extropy-chat] cryonicist living life in reverse

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 1 22:25:22 UTC 2007

Slight variation on a theme that has been making the rounds.  {8-]

  After reading Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, I want to live life in
reverse, as a cryonaut from Tralfamador:

  You start out frozen solid, but then you thaw.  You are still dead of
course, so you get that unpleasantness out of the way right up front.

  Then you wake up alive in an old age home which really sucks at first
because you are sick and frail, but your hearing and vision steadily
improve, aches and pains go away and you are feeling better every day.

  Eventually you get kicked out for being too healthy.

  You enjoy your retirement and regularly give back your pension checks,
which actually increase in buying power over time because of deflation.

  Then you start work with a big party where they take away your gold watch
on your first day.

  You work 40 years until you're too young to work.   You go to college,
hang with the lads, drink excessively, party, you're generally promiscuous.
Any consequences of this dissipated lifestyle disappear as if by magic.

  You go to high school to prepare for the past, then primary school, you
become a kid, you play, and you have fewer and fewer responsibilities, then
none at all.  Your parents take care of everything.  They look marvelously
healthy and sturdy these days.

  Then you become a baby, and then you are born.

  You spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in calm luxury, in
spa-like conditions - central heating, room service on tap, and then...

  You finish off as an orgasm.

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