[ExI] Robert Ettinger's obituary in NYT

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 15:53:20 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 4:32 PM, David Lubkin wrote:
> It seems to be more accurate than the Washington Post obit
> but the tone is insulting.
> Have any of the obits gone into why cryonics might be prudent?
> Cryonics as an ambulance through time, the prospects of
> molecular nanotechnology, and the assessment that a slim
> chance of revival is better than none, could be presented in
> lay terms in a sentence apiece.

That's not the way public 'news' type organisations work.

If they did say why cryonics might be prudent, then for the sake of
so-called 'balanced' reporting, they would also have to give equal
column inches (or time) to explaining why cryonics is NOT a good idea.

They even do that with things like evolution or exploring space or
regulating giant banks.


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