[ExI] Who wants to live forever? Maybe you can...

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Oct 20 17:04:37 UTC 2013

On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 5:28 AM, Ben <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:

> That's one of the biggest problems with cryonics.  Just as we have no
> practical way of telling if we live in a simulation now, anyone waking from
> suspension will have no way of telling that they're /not/ in a simulation.
>  That sandbox could be indefinite, and totally convincing.

That argument is a non-op.  If the chances of us being in a simulation
before and afterward are essentially the same - and they appear to be -
then it does not affect the decision to go for cryonics or not.  Odds are,
though, we'll be revived at the minimum viable technical capability - which
may include uploading, but probably precludes upload into simulation.
Cheaper to let the cryonaut experience and get over any future shock.  (It
also helps the cryonaut become a production member of society faster - and
maybe give the reviving organization some more money.)
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