[ExI] Next moment, everything around you will probably change

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 13:59:08 UTC 2007

Hi all. I am new to the list, and have something to contribute.

> On Sun, 24 Jun 2007 13:56:51 -0400, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com>
> wrote:
>> A problem I see is that your will may change from hour to hour
>> (possibly depending on mood, or even caffeine and so forth),
>> as I go into more below.
> I don't see that as a problem. As I wrote to Stathis in another message, I
> view continuity of self as no more than a convenient fiction,
> philosophically speaking.
> I'm quite certain I'm not the same person I seemed to be at age five and
> in my view it follows logically that neither am I the same person I seemed
> to be five minutes ago.

Since this was on my "to research" list yesterday, it is still fresh
in my brain (as if that has anything to do with thinking): cryonics.
The reason why we must bring ourselves to become ultracold is so that
we may eliminate those interactions within and those interactions
surrounding our bodies.

Previously on the orions_arm mailing list, I had written about the
future of mysophobiacs. These are the people that are sick with
disgust of the mess and filth that makes up our world: the filth of
proteins dripping from our skin every hour, the grime between the
slabs of sidewalk by the road; the hell that makes up their local
dump. If ever a mysophobiac was to solve his problem completely, I
would expect him to build himself into cryopreservation. After all, to
attain the ultracold states, you must be ultraclean. Ask the UHV
physicists and they could possibly get an acquired headache on the

But this is more fiction than anything practical. And so to make up
for this mostly fiction making, let me link over to my notes on
cryonics. Warning, the file is ~1.6 megabytes in size:

I look forward to discussions on the list :)

- Bryan

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