[ExI] New York Times piece on cryonics, featuring Robin Hanson & Peggy

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 05:54:56 UTC 2010

The legal definition of death is based on a certificate of death
signed by a physician with the authority to sign one. According to
this legal definition, cryonic patients are dead.

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 1:23 AM,  <natasha at natasha.cc> wrote:
> Quoting Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>:
>> Cryonics does not force anyone to die, nor does forbidding cryonics
>> force anyone to die. Cryonics clients are, by definition, *dead*
>> already.
> Cryonics patients are "suspended, not, by definition, *dead*.  It is true
> that a legal "death certificate" must be made and signed by an attending
> physician, medical examiner or coroner, but according to cryonics, the
> person is suspended.
> Best,
> Natasha
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