[extropy-chat] archeologist VS restorative alternatives

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Oct 21 19:02:15 UTC 2005

On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 11:31:47AM -0700, Adrian Tymes wrote:

> Their idea is to get soldiers back into service for *today's* wars, not
> a war many decades from now.  Besides, even if cryo were on the radar

Actually, the U.S. military is very actively looking into inducing
hypothermia in the field, as well as aggressive hemorrhage management
with blood substitutes (for obvious reasons: the public can't stomach
too many boys in body bags). There is thus considerable overlap in
interest between critical care in the field and the first stage
of cryonics: namely stabilizing the patient.

> screen, why not try to keep the soldier alive and save cryo for the
> absolute last ditch effort?  (Short of measures that destroy the body
> beyond possibility of effective cryo - but such measures tend to kill

Cryopreservation is only legal if you're pronounced dead first. 

> the user anyway.  There don't tend to be many if any "good chance of
> cryo or poor chance of staying alive" tradeoffs in the situations they
> face.)

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