X-Message-Number: 11086
From: "Scott Badger" <>
Subject: Re: Do we need protection from ourselves?
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 08:04:57 -0600

Raphael T. Haftka" <> wrote:


>This is still infinitely better than rotting, but cryonicists may want to
>consider taking measures to preserve memories. Evolution conditioned us to
>remember things that are useful for our future. It did not condition us to
>want to remember the past for the purpose of preserving our past
>identities. So I think that we tend to be dismissive about most past


>So I hope that somebody has some good ideas on how we should go about
>protecting ourselves from our tendency to make our present identity
>Rafi Haftka

Take lots pictures of you and your friends and keep a journal.
I wonder how many of us do this?  Keeping a personal journal
is a very "identity enhancing" activity.  Not only do I retrieve
lost memories by looking back through my writings, I also
inevitably discover things I've written which I still have no
memory of.  These messages to myself enrich my sense of
identity as well.  Hopefully, Cryonet will still be archived when
we're revived and we'll have access to our posts.  I've decided
to begin work on a somewhat detailed autobiographical timeline.
I'm going to try to write down as much as I can recall about the
past years (i.e.  what happened to me in 1956?, 1957?,  etc.).

Scott Badger

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