[ExI] a cryonics take on: RE: Inheritance

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Sep 10 01:32:04 UTC 2017

On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 11:19 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> If we don’t work out all the details on inheritance, it has a big impact
> on our fondest notions of cryonics.  If inheritance law is weakened we run
> the risk of the cryonauts’ stored (somehow) fortunes being taxed away.
> Future generations are unlikely to bother uploading the brain of a pauper,
> but rather they might treat them the way we treat paupers today: toss them
> in the trash.

Real estate might be taxed, but raw cash and other purely financial (as in
non-physical) investments tend only to be taxed on the profits.

So, put your assets into a slow-growth fund managed by the living in your
name, to be returned to you upon your resurrection.  Target something that,
after taxes and fees, grows faster than inflation, with orders to switch to
some other such fund if the initial one fails to meet this performance

If you have enough in that the fees can set up the manager for life, and
the manager after that, and so on, there is a good chance the money will
still be around for you.
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