X-Message-Number: 25529
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 06:04:51 -0500
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #25523 - #25528

The usual nonsense combined with some sense by RBR.

Given that we are physical creatures, why a sufficiently exact copy 
cannot replace us after we ourselves have been lost (no cheating here!
I nowhere raised the subject of making two or more copies) remains
a mystery to RBR and a clarity to many others. I will add (here I
come closest to RBR, though still apparently light years away) that to
actually make a good enough duplicate raises millions^millions of
practical problems, and it will be a long time before we can do that.
And that's why I want to be suspended in the best way possible.

For Basie:

Unfortunately our instincts simply constitute memories built into
our brain permanently by the same means as our ordinary memories,
which occur in our brain but don't use permanent connections. So 
if you want to save yourself, that's not going to work. The same
is true if you read yourself into your DNA. Your survival then will
depend on how well your original DNA can be recovered from your remains.
That we can recover bits of your DNA is certain; to recover you we'll
again have to recover ALL of it, not so easy.

              Best wishes and long long life for all,

                 Thomas Donaldson

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