X-Message-Number: 16022
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 05:01:49 EDT
Subject: Re: CryoNet #16008 God vs cryonics

 That's why I'm resolved to respect her wishes, and to love her to the 
fullest extent possible for the time we have together.  (Which is a long 
time, we're both in our thirties!)  I'd love to hear anyone else's thoughts 
on the list.
 --Steven Lacher >>
 I have sent a message few day ago on a similar subject.
First, how long you expect to live?  Assume you are frozen and some day you 
get out in a world where nearly all biological problems have been solved. If 
that was done today, you could live for 3000 years or so. In that time span, 
you would have a 50 percent probability to fall the prey of the most common 
man's predator: The Car. You would be very lucy to live for 10 000 years or 
so. Beyond that, you could be uploaded in an information processing system... 
This is out of the realm of basic cryonics, so I don't comment more on it 

So, your time horizon is somewhere between 1 000 and 10 000 years with 

Now, assume you are religious and hope God will bring you to life at the end 
of times.From the hard knowledge of the Universe, the end of time(s) can come 
only in a cosmological "big crunch". This is possible only if a big mass 
enter our cosmological horizon (we see it today at 16 billions light years or 
so) . The smoothness or the horizon forbids a big crunch before at least one 
billion of billion of years. This is the minimum time the Universe such we 
see it  will endure. So, at the minimum, God ask us to wait for that 
duration.  Whatever you may think about God, why not take a very small slice 
of life with cryonics, after all, 10^4 years is nearly nothing against 10^18 
years to wait for God.

Frankly, I don't understand why to bother with something as the God idea: 
Billion of billions of years is too much for my understanding.

Yvan Bozzonetti.

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