[extropy-chat] Just curious, cryonicist living life in reverse

Anna Taylor femmechakra at yahoo.ca
Fri Mar 2 04:03:16 UTC 2007

--- Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

>e.g. you don't remember being 40 when you are 20. It
>is like imagining that you swap places with George
>Bush: if you remember being you when you are him then
>something interesting has happened, but if you
>instantaneously swap over his body and mind for your
>body and mind, then no-one will notice any
>difference, and in fact it could have happened while
>you read the last sentence. 

Memory plays a huge function between how many things
one remembers as being a positive or negative
"interesting things that happen".  Do you have a
philosophy as to why many people choose to keep in
their memory all the negative "interesting things that
happen" instead of the positive? 

>I probably shouldn't spoil a good story with
>philosophy, but there is no difference between living
>your life forward and living your life in reverse,
>provided that each experience is exactly the same at
>each moment in each case..

I enjoyed your example but i'm not really clear by
what you mean.  Could you explain?  

Thanks, just curious:)

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