X-Message-Number: 16749
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 07:19:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott Badger <>
Subject: Re: Why beings of the future WILL reanimate us.

Dave Pizer wrote:

>In this brief work, I wish to 
>argue that there will be moral 
>and ethical reasons why beings 
>of the future will bring us back.  

I made this same assertion in an earlier post,
maintaining that the medical community will eventually
be ethically obliged to reanimate cryonically
preserved individuals if they have the means to do so.
Do they, after all, leave patients in a coma even when
new treatments develop to revive them? It may take a
few cryonicists to kick start the process by bringing
it into the public eye, though. 

I would go further and suggest that, although the
continued viability of the cryonic facilities that aim
to revive us is one of the more serious threats to our
successful reanimation, there may be ethical support
for the idea that if the medical community believes
the technology will be available relatively soon, they
or some other group will intervene to prevent
cryopreserved patients from being thawed out in the
event that Alcor or CI falter for some reason.

We'll see though.

Scott Badger

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