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From: "John de Rivaz" <>
References: <>
Subject: Re: The meaning of life
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 12:10:42 -0000

If the universe is constructed so that the proposals of N.F. Fyodorov are
possible, then maybe the best test for an intelligent species would be one
that develops and applies the technology necessary to resurrect all its
dead. It is after all humanity's awareness of the death of individuals that
not be present in other species.

A close runner up (or the only one if the above is not possible) is one that
introduces cryopreservation of people at the point of death for later
reanimation, and uses its best efforts of prevent disease, ageing and death
of its individuals.


gives you a reprint of a Venturist Voice article on N.F. Fyodorov.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
my homepage links to Longevity Report, Fractal Report, music, Inventors'
report, an autobio and various other projects:
http://www.autopsychoice.com - should you be able to chose autopsy?

> Message #15174
> Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 12:11:58 -0500
> From: david pizer <>
> Subject: The meaning of life.
> The Holiday Season is traditionaly about deep philosophical concepts that
> are concerned with eternal life.  So in that spirit, here is my holiday
> philosophy.
> -------------------------------
> The Meaning of Life
> For one's life to have any meaning, one must be alive.
> For something to have permanent meaning, it must last forever.
> A mortal being's life, at most, could only have temporary meaning.
> Anything short of permanent meaning is temporary and contains no real
> meaning at all.
> Before any human, or humanity can have any meaning, each human, and
> humanity, must become immortal.
> True meaning is permanent meaning.  Permanent meaning to life can only be
> contained in permanent life, or immortality.
> The meaning of life, therefore, is to construct a way to be alive forever.
> ------------------------------
> I Hope You Have A Happy Forever.
> Dave Pizer
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