[ExI] Cryosecurity -- considering all post-preservation scenarios

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 05:40:18 UTC 2018

I've recently been reading a story, Agent of the Imperium, along
similar lines.  (An agent of an interstellar empire gets uploaded onto
a series of wafers, which get activated into bodies for various
emergencies - only for a month at a time, and not always a single
chain of memories between them.)

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 7:39 AM Darin Sunley <dsunley at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 company.
>> 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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