X-Message-Number: 12140
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: about documentaries and revival
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 00:22:09 +1000 (EST)

Greetings, Shane!

My opinion of a documentary depends a lot on just how aware its author
may be. So I can hardly give an opinion right now.

As for reading off someone's brain while they are frozen, that looks to me
like an unnecessary act which will get us involved in lots of unnecessary
complexity. Why not store the person, revive them, and then read off
their brain? And if they have been damaged so much that they cannot 
be revived to be the same person, then reading their brain off while they
are frozen will not affect that situation.

The worth of reincarnation into a "computer" (whatever may have evolved
from the computers we have now by the time we are revived) deserves a lot
more discussion, too, but I won't get involved with that now.

			Best wishes and long long life,

				Thomas Donaldson

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