X-Message-Number: 28676
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
Subject: misconceptions persist
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 15:37:24 -0000

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I could always have myself frozen. It might be my only chance to rub elbows 
with the rich and famous. While it sounds like a good idea, I am skeptical. 
What if all that makes you unique - your personality, your knowledge and 
your consciousness - is stored in the electrical and chemical reactions in 
your brain? If the freezing process alters these reactions, one could come 
back as a zombie. Of course, if they could guarantee I would come back as a 
zombie, that might be worth considering if I could pick which city I would 
be set loose in to terrorize.

Perhaps my biggest worry with cryonics is that I don't believe future 
generations will be interested in spending time and money to thaw out people 
left over from previous generations. Consider that after nearly four years 
of combat and nearly 3,000 U.S. military deaths in Iraq, two-thirds of 
Americans ages 18 to 24 still cannot find Iraq on a map. These are the 
people I would be counting on to correctly revive me? No thanks!


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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