X-Message-Number: 3437
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 1994 22:04:25 -0500
From: "Keith F. Lynch" <>
Subject: Re: CRYONICS Time travel

> Why is so few interest in tomorow in the cryonics world? Why is it
> seen as an unimportant question,at best, an irrelevant one for most?

This is not my impression.

> ... [after reanimation] the world is so different of all you have
> known than you can't be retrained.

A healthy intelligent person can learn anything at any time.

Anyhow, even if future technology is so exotic that nobody born before
the year 2100 can possibly hope to master any of it (which I don't
believe is possible), the absolute worst case is that the cryonicists
form their own enclave in which they practice 20th or 21st century

Such an enclave would not only be at least as self-supporting as the
world is today (the last I heard, the world as a whole receives no
foreign aid), but it would doubtless attract lots of tourists -- unless
the people of the future are so alien as to have no curiousity about
the period which led up to their times.

> You are then thawed out and discarded.

If it's a free society, there is nobody with the authority to discard
you.  If you can't make it, you might starve to death, but I believe
that to be extremely unlikely for anyone who doesn't outright refuse
to do any kind of work.

If it's not a free society, the technologies necessary for cryonic
survival are unlikely to be developed.  Why repair frozen people when
it's easier to breed new workers for the needs of the State?

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