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

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Oct 21 06:32:02 UTC 2013

On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 10:04:37AM -0700, Adrian Tymes wrote:

> 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,

The problem is with "You Might Be Immortal Already!" crowd.

> though, we'll be revived at the minimum viable technical capability - which
> may include uploading, but probably precludes upload into simulation.

Pardon? Simulation, but no simulation?

There are very good reasons to suspect that most activities will happen
in solid state (with, of course, plenty of physical layer construction and
maintenance), so don't assume somebody is going to build a biosphere
life support bubble just for you at an astronomic expense just to cater to your
antiquated superstitions, so that you can hang around frozen in slowtime, 
like flies in amber. 

> Cheaper to let the cryonaut experience and get over any future shock.  (It

It is indeed cheaper and without temporal impedance mismatch to
resuscitate in solid state. 

> also helps the cryonaut become a production member of society faster - and
> maybe give the reviving organization some more money.)

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