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From: "John de Rivaz" <>
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Subject: Re: dark look at the singularity
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 10:59:05 +0100

Those interested in the dark side of the singularity could do worse than see
the latest couple of "Cyberman" episodes of Dr Who on BBC TV. They are being
repeated at various times on digital television in the UK and may be
available from overseas channels. Unfortunately the story reinforces the
ideas of those than think death is beautiful and should be embraced.

Also on digital TV in the UK recently was the 1967 cryonics episode of The
Champions, which was fairly sympathetic to cryonics and immortalism. Called
"The Body Snatchers", it was written by Dr Who author Terry Nation, famous
for inventing the Daleks. The
conflict was because a UK cryonics facility was hijacked by criminals intent
on cryopreserving the body of some government person who had secrets they
wanted to sell to the highest bidder. The premise was that whilst alive he
was well protected, but once dead his body was relatively easy to steal. Of
course the writers did miss the point that the criminals might have to wait
a long time before he could be reanimated, and by that time the secrets may
be worth very little.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz:  http://John.deRivaz.com for websites including
Cryonics Europe, Longevity Report, The Venturists, Porthtowan, Alec Harley
Reeves - inventor, Arthur Bowker - potter, de Rivaz genealogy,  Nomad .. and

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