[ExI] [ZS] [cryo] Nick Bostrom, Anders Sandberg, Stuart Armstrong to be frozen after death

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jun 12 06:41:13 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 06:42:49PM +0200, Florent Berthet wrote:

> I don't expect anybody to be perfect all the time - I'm certainly not - but
>  spending £50,000 for selfish reasons is highly debatable, to say the

I'm sure the next time you wind up in the ICU, and, selfishly,
incur bills an order of magnitude higher you will have the
consistency to refuse such selfish treatment, and unselfishly

Because everything else would be, oh so selfish.

You seem to subscribe to the notion that there's an alloted
lifetime (by whom?) for a specific purpose (which?) and
tampering with that plan is streng verboten.

We here believe no such nonsense, and fart in death's 
general direction. (His father smelt of elderberries,

If you need other arguments: t takes about 30 years to
produce a borderline usable human, and then she dies
and you have to start from scratch again. That's

In terms of IPD, sticking around longer results in
nicer people overall. You like environment? There's
more incentive to keep this planet in good shape.

Now that wasn't hard, was it.

> least, especially coming from people whose job is to raise awareness on
> important issues (one issue being the underfunding of high-impact science).
> I'm sure there is a better explanation. Anders?

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