[ExI] Cryosecurity -- considering all post-preservation scenarios
dsunley at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 15:36:12 UTC 2018
It's far, /far/ worse than that.
By far, the most likely scenario in which you'll wake up from
cryopreservation is where someone used your surviving brainstate to create
a computer upload.
Copying computer files is trivial, and keeping them secure is very, very
difficult. Maybe one copy of you wakes up in a pleasant environment owned
and operated by family, friends, or benign strangers, but in the worst case
scenarii, thousands (millions, billions?) of uploads based, with varying
degrees of modifications, on you, wake up in environments of every possible
description, after time frames ranging from decades to geological epochs.
On Dec 15, 2018 5:37 PM, "Will Steinberg" <steinberg.will at gmail.com> wrote:
> A number of times during the past few years, my mind has dwelled on some
> possible negative post-cryopreservation scenarios which I have not ever
> seen discussed. Death is considered the worst case, but what about fates
> worse than death?
> In particular I worry that a malicious stranger could steal your body, and
> then you would wake up being or enslaved, or submitted to the nightmarish
> whims of some madman.
> Cryogenic resuscitation technology will probably be more widely available
> in the future, if that is a route which we end up exploring more, so who
> knows what kind of people will have access to it? Or, there could possibly
> be moles for some criminal organization among the employees of a cryo
> Has this kind of scenario been written about before? It's a lot of trust
> to put in a company, to watch over the carbonite slab containing yourself...
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