X-Message-Number: 15020
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 13:18:56 EST
Subject: Corbin, brief comment

Lee Corbin (#15011) repeats that a set of states of a person, whether frozen 
in the cryonics sense or frozen in the sense of computer capture of records 
of quantum states, would not constitute a living person. The set has to be 
"fired up" or given "run time" in the meat or in a computer.

This accords with intuition, but q.m. is not intuitive. I think most 
scientists believe that q.m. does indeed imply discrete states, discrete in 
time as well as otherwise. If they are right, it is hard to see why "run 
time" has any relevance. 

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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