X-Message-Number: 13176
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 12:28:55 EST
Subject: coordinated repair

 Brett Paatsch (#13168) asks about coordination of nanorepair in various 
parts of the brain, because it won't be the "same" person unless memories and 
personality are restored and consistent. This has been addressed in some 
detail by Ralph Merkle and others. Links to Ralph's pieces are on our web 

In extreme brevity, one possible approach is to make the repairs in the solid 
state. In any case, the patient can be kept unconscious until all repairs are 
completed and, after detailed imaging, computer simulations have been run to 
test function. 

This does not necessarily address, and certainly does not solve, all the 
"philosophical" problems involved in imperfect repair, but that's another 
long and unfinished story. On a practical level, however, it looks good to me.

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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