X-Message-Number: 13891
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 17:55:27 EDT
Subject: regeneration after revival

A recent post by Dave Pizer suggested a possible use of clones to replace 
parts after revival, in a way to get around possible ethical problems. I 
think the matter is simpler that that.

We don't have to raise a clone "twin," with or without a brain. It is only 
necessary to regenerate the needed parts (or even just repair them, in the 
case of whole-body patients). 

Dave notes that ordinary development, as children grow, may involve 
interaction of body and brain. Doesn't matter. As far as (say) your liver is 
concerned, all it knows is the chemical and electric signals it receives, 
along with the necessary raw materials and environment. We will know these 
too, and our devices--nanotech or otherwise--can supply them as required.  

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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