X-Message-Number: 27346
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 08:02:57 -0500
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: nanotech not needed for revival

Hi everyone!

I wasn't present at Ben's talk, but once we can preserve brains in
a way which makes them revivable then no special nanotechnology
will be involved. For that matter, from what we know about how
brains work, even if we're close to reviving someone then no
particular nanotechnology would be needed.

The real occasion for nanotechnology in the broad sense comes
not in reviving someone who has been vitrified but in working out
how to solve whatever problems such a person will have after
they've been revived: rejuvenating them and fixing whatever went
wrong to cause them to need vitrification. Yes, that gets us into
lots of questions even now and more after revival.

For the moment I will leave the issue at that, but after all revival
is hardly that only thing we want for ourselves.

            Best wishes and long long life to all,

                  Thomas Donaldson

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