[ExI] Confounding the rationality and ethics of cryonics

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Mon Aug 11 23:16:45 UTC 2014

By the way, we got some fun discussion going about cryonics on our office blog:

The main point of my essay was that cryonics has a funny disadvantage: by aiming for a scientific rationality it opens itself up for criticism in a way religions do not, and this might actually give it a disadvantage as people mix up "being possible to criticise" with "is not morally desirable". It might not be a deep ethical claim, but we get into some fun trans-temporal population ethics in the comments.

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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