X-Message-Number: 10405
From: Ralph Merkle <>
Subject: Re: Various
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 16:47:16 PDT

Charles Platt wrote (Message #10399)

> This may indeed be true. But retrieving that information may be vastly 
> more expensive if the information has been substantially disrupted. It 
> may be comparable, for instance, to the difference between cracking 
> 64-bit and 128-bit encryption. The necessary time may increase as an 
> exponential function. How can we be sure that this isn't true?

"Cryonics, cryptography and maximum likelihood estimation" discusses
some algorithmic and computational issues relevant to cryonics, and in
particular discusses this issue.  It's available on the web at:
I would draw particular attention to the citation of work by Tad Hogg.

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