[ExI] Cryonics Dilemma
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Sat Apr 3 17:17:16 UTC 2021
On Sun, 4 Apr 2021 at 03:09, Brent Allsop via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> I'm afraid of this, more than anything. Not just for the obvious reasons
> you point out (losing your brain before it can get on ice), but for the
> horrible fact that getting on ice Sonner (effectively committing suicide),
> is against the law!!! That is just sooooo evil. How do we get that
There are some countries and US states that allow euthanasia. How does that
work with cryonics?
On Sat, Apr 3, 2021 at 11:01 AM Dan TheBookMan via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> On Apr 3, 2021, at 9:12 AM, Hermes Trismegistus via extropy-chat <
>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> I have a question for all you cryonics enthusiasts. Suppose you are
>> diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Would you endure and have your neurons die and
>> disintegrate beyond even information recovery with a nearly guaranteed few
>> more years of additional life, or bite the bullet for a chance at a
>> significantly longer lifespan?
>> My understanding — and please others correct me if I’m misinformed here —
>> is if you’re thinking of ‘ending’ your life sooner to get into cryonic
>> suspension, this probably won’t work out well because the government might
>> see this as suicide and then do stuff like run a full autopsy.
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