[ExI] Guns and Murder

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Sun Aug 16 01:41:01 UTC 2020

Once upon a time there was a cryonicist with a slow brain cancer.  He 
planned to get frozen before the cancer ate his mind, but there was a 
snag: California law required an autopsy for anyone who died outside of 
medical care (I assume that has not changed), and that would not leave 
his brain in a desirable condition.

So our chap sued the State for an exception.  The judge said no: "The 
State will not help you with your goofy scheme."  To which I'd retort: 
he's not asking the State to do anything, he's asking the State to *not* 
do something: not destroy the thing that our patient is trying to save.

Last I heard, the cancer was in remission, but that was a LONG time ago.

On 2020-8-15 15:00, spike jones via extropy-chat wrote:
> But what if… one had a cryonics contract, felt overwhelmed with whatever 
> it is that people feel overwhelmed with when they carry out their final 
> act (I have no experience with whatever that is) but still wish to take 
> a chance with cryonics, uploading in the far future, that sorta thing.  
> Then, perhaps the person makes the deliberate choice to alert the medics 
> and authorities regarding self-murderous intentions, then when the 
> doorbell rings, uses the firearm in such a way that it is scarcely less 
> lethal, but leaves the brain intact.
> The EMTs realize there is little point in emergency procedures and it is 
> perfectly clear to the coroner the cause of her untimely demise, so only 
> needs to check to see if funding is available for yet another tragic 
> fatality with covid, but otherwise corons and hands over the remains to 
> Max More, assuming coroners coron, Max does what Max does, time does 
> what time does with unfailing consistency, technology does what we 
> fondly hope technology will do, she comes back as an uploaded being.

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