[ExI] Extrope Robert Bradbury Has Died

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Fri Mar 4 23:48:29 UTC 2011

Another mind, a mind I loved and respected, is gone.  Another beautiful 
informed dreamer of grand dreams, planner of great plans and rational 
being capable of grounding those plans and dreams in reality is no 
longer with us.  It is horrible, utterly unacceptable and feels more and 
more so with each loss the more we know that it does not have to always 
be so.

May our sadness, loss, frustration, tears and fear here in the slowest 
of the Slow Time fuel our efforts to get beyond the place where this 
happens and will happen to everyone.

- samantha

On 03/03/2011 09:17 AM, Keith Henson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 11:57 PM,  "spike"<spike66 at att.net>  wrote:
> snip
>> Last time he was here (about 3 years ago, for I recall his saying he had
>> turned 50) Robert and I discussed cryonics briefly.  His position on it was
>> that he was a tepid believer in it, and might make arrangements if he had
>> sufficient advance notice of his imminent demise.  The number of people with
>> this attitude may be larger than those who actually wear a bracelet.  I
>> don't know how to create a business model to deal with that population.
> So true.  If even one of the most knowledgeable doesn't take the steps
> needed . . . .
> We need to talk about this.
>> If our fondest hopes with nanotechnology come to pass and fulfill their
>> early promise, it might be that for those carrying the cryonics meme,
>> getting incurable cancer is the best thing that can happen.
> Unless someone is well off, this doesn't help because you can't get
> insurance with cancer.
> Sigh Robert was indeed one of the good guys . . . . and 14 years
> younger than I am.
> Keith
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