X-Message-Number: 10738
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 10:54:33 +0100
From:  (John de Rivaz)
Subject: Re: psychological fitness for cryopreservation

In article: <> Scott Bankston 
<> writes:
> Subject: Re: CryoNet #10718 - #10724
> Pardon my bluntness, but I have been reading the interaction on this
> medium for nearly a year and I have a question which spurs me into
> writing. Is there a mechanism in place to assure that those taking the 
> "plunge" are psychologically fit to inhabit whatever future they will
> arrive in? I am an avid proponent of life extention but quality of life
> is of utmost importance. I do not enjoy the thought of arriving at a
> common destination with many of the thought processes I see at 
> functioning at times on this board.

This surely is part of the revival process and rehabilitation, not a 
selection process at time of cryopreservation. By definition, all of those 
cryopreserved will be highly unfit physically, since medical technology of 
the time will have given up on them. Part of the revival process will be 
curing these physical ills. Repair of any mental ills and re-orientation 
required will also be part of that process.

Indeed, it has been suggested that cryopreservation of criminally insane 
people, rather than cooking them to death by passing an electric current 
through them, is a reasonable course of action on the basis that future 
civilisation many have worked out a method of cure.

Sincerely,     * Longevity Report:  http://www.longevb.demon.co.uk/lr.htm
John de Rivaz  * Fractal Report:    http://www.longevb.demon.co.uk/fr.htm
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