[ExI] The most precious essence

Angel Z. Lopez zoielsoy at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 18:18:44 UTC 2022

you guys are missing the whole point of being alive. Your brain is a single
node part of a larger network. Once your node dies it doesn’t ever come

On Sun, Feb 6, 2022 at 12:51 PM Brent Allsop via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Hi Rafal,
> Thanks for sharing this!!
> I plan on going further than just this, so would like to get final copies
> of your stuff.  Also I want to create an Estate, that will continue to
> carry out my will, after I am on ice.
> I call the entity I want to create an "estate".  I describe how these will
> operate in my short story fan fiction: "1229 years after Titanic
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ybLgIbOSDu9-ye1wAu9B5RnCBuSVcIihtXrhtVWZajo/edit>
> ".
> Basically, they are AI systems, who's goal is to collect, maintain, all of
> my history, and some of my assets.  Especially a description of my entire
> life, all of my memories, pictures, videos, and everything.  It will
> collect as much of my memorabilia and history as possible.
> It may help to fund descendants education, and stuff like that I would
> have done, were I not on ice...
> The purpose of the AI, will be to behave as close as possible to what I
> would have done, were I not on ice.  And of course, it's goal will be to
> resurrect me, and restore all of my memories to me.
> The assets in the AI will go to funding the computing power to host the AI.
> There will be a big problem dealing with identity.  For example, if
> someone creates an artificially conscious being, then names it after the
> estate's owner, then claims all your assets, will that work?
> Of course not.  The question then becomes, what would meet the definition
> of a resurrect (recovered form your corpsicle) you?
> I believe there are already companies starting to offer these kinds of AI
> services, so you can get the AI started, before you die, to continue to
> train it to be you, before you die.
> What Martin Rothblat is doing with his lifenaut.com mind files
> organization is pushing in this direction.
> Brent
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2022 at 3:16 AM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> I have been working with the law offices of Hoyt and Bryan (
>> https://hoytbryan.com/contact-us/) to establish a Revival Trust to aid
>> in my cryonic suspension and I'd like to share with you an executive
>> summary of the trust that I just wrote:
>> "I believe that the most precious essence of the good life is the
>> cultivation and satisfying of curiosity. I am intensely curious about the
>> future. Scientific progress offers us now options to extend the temporal
>> reach of our curiosity beyond natural limits. I intend to use
>> scientifically validated methods to prolong the survival of my mind and my
>> curiosity as long as possible. For that purpose I established a contract
>> with Alcor, a charitable organization, to preserve my brain in case of my
>> death at low temperatures, a practice known as cryonic suspension, until
>> technological progress allows my return to conscious experience. I am now
>> establishing this Revival Trust to provide financial resources to aid in
>> this process. Generally I intend for this Trust to steadily accrue value
>> through prudent, long-term investments in order to pay for whatever must be
>> done to increase the likelihood of my mind surviving into the far future
>> and what has not been provided for by other mechanisms. By way of example,
>> the Trust will if needed pay for: (1) Assisted suicide or legal action to
>> give me access to assisted suicide in case of my impending death due to
>> incurable disease, including dementia. (2) My upkeep while in an
>> incapacitated state awaiting cryonic suspension, if not otherwise provided
>> for. (3) Distributions required by law to beneficiaries during my time in
>> cryonic suspension. (4) The process of reanimation from cryonic suspension,
>> including reanimation by whole-brain emulation, if not provided for
>> otherwise. (5) My upkeep and other expenses needed to return to functioning
>> within the future society after reanimation. (6) Final distribution of the
>> accumulated Trust value to me after my return to existence as a legally
>> recognized person. (7) Other actions indispensable under the discretion of
>> the serving Trustees to assure the survival of my mind into the far
>> future, if not provided for otherwise. The above provisions extend also to
>> the situation when instead of using cryonic suspension I decide to use
>> other technologies to transfer my mind into the future, and such
>> technologies may include chemopreservation, plastination, uploading through
>> brain-machine interface and other potential future technologies provably
>> capable of recreating my mind in the future. This Trust however will not be
>> used for the benefit of my heirs or descendants."
>> This is still work in progress but we hope to be finished with it in a
>> few weeks. The Trust as whole is a big complicated legal document and it
>> costs me a pretty penny but I think it's worth it if it makes me more
>> likely to survive into the far future. Certainly all of you who have
>> cryonic suspension contracts should consider establishing such trusts as
>> well. Peggy Hoyt is very knowledgeable on this matter and she may be the
>> only lawyer in the country who has experience in this very esoteric legal
>> matter, so I am happy to provide her with some (unpaid, of course)
>> advertising.
>> --
>> Rafal Smigrodzki, MD-PhD
>> Schuyler Biotech PLLC
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