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From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Re: Just a thought
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:12:32 +0100
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On 27 Dec 2010, at 12:18 AM, chris wrote:

> There are many possible scenarios in which revival from cryopreservation will 
be technically possible but problematic for other reasons, e.g. revival may be 
outlawed due to overpopulation.

This is fallacious and considering it would be a concession to our ideological 



While it is widely acknowledge that human labor is a critical input to wealth 
production, neoliberal economic theory undervalues this input, since it focuses 
upon the capital inputs. There are many negative effects of this form of social 
organization, including the massive expenditures on military production - the 
production of death. 

> I am surprised that these possibilities aren't being canvassed more in the 
cryonics community. Anyway, the thought I had is as follows:


> More generally, I think readers ought to be asking themselves in what possible
future circumstances they do or do not wish to be revived.

This needs to be framed as improved possibilities, however, the uncertainty 
involved makes this more of an exercise in fantasy than anything else. There is 
a risk that restriction on revival would tie the hands of those trying to do the
best for cryonicists in the future.


David Stodolsky
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