X-Message-Number: 24849
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 01:01:29 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Reply to Doug Skrecky

Doug Skrecky <> writes in part (#24829):

>Subject: everyone on cryonet will be dead by age 110
> > Message #24824 From: Mike Perry <>
> >
> > To me it seems meaningful and
> > exciting to be hoping for immortality and acting accordingly, rather than
> > accepting a substitute goal such as a very long life
> >
>So a million+ year lifespan is more exciting than Ben's yummy 200+ year

I didn't say that. I'm not thrilled with *any* finite-only lifespan, that 
is to say, a finite period of life followed by eternal oblivion. (As it 
happens, I actually think eternal oblivion, rather than eternal life, is 
what is most likely impossible--and I realize this clashes with what many 
others think, but so be it. Some of my views on this subject will be found 
in my "Resurrection" essay at 
where I also give a justification for pursuing cryonics even if there is a 
prospect of eventual return to consciousness by other means. Anyway, to get 
back to Doug Skrecky's comments:)

>Hmmmm. I think this ignores one unfortunate fact. As things
>stand now, nobody on cryonet will reach even 110 years of age.

So why do you think we are cryonicists?

Mike Perry

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