X-Message-Number: 24913 From: Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 05:33:58 EDT Subject: Re: CryoNet #24875 Living forever > From: "John de Rivaz" <> > > > If an infinite number of years has a value x, then a lifespan of n years has > a value of nx/(infinity) which is zero. This gives rise to the suggestion > that a finite lifespan is of zero value regardless of duration. If an > infinite number of years has infinite value, n years has > n(infinity)/(infinity) which is indeterminate. There is the transfinite theory, first discovered by Cantor. There are an infinite number of infinity, each infinitly larger than the preceeding one. So, even an very small life extension may have an infinite value, even if it is infinitely smaller than infinity... For me, each second count. Yvan Bozzonetti. Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII" [ AUTOMATICALLY SKIPPING HTML ENCODING! ] Rate This Message: http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/rate.cgi?msg=24913