X-Message-Number: 8229
From:  (Thomas Donaldson)
Subject: Re: CryoNet #8224 - #8228
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 05:44:10 -0700 (PDT)

For Olaf:

Think, please. Has there EVER been a time in which ALL accidents and other
threats have been abolished and ALL medical problems could be solved? Sure,
we can approach that condition asymptotically, but if our lifespans go way
up an accident after 600 years is going to feel just as limiting as one
after 20 does now.

The particular methods by which we store people can and will change with time.
The central reason for cryonics will not: store people when you can't fix
them. No, nanotechnology will not solve all problems at once, and will 
probably even create new varieties of accident too... which will need even
more advanced nanotechnology to fix. 

If we are revived it will not be into Heaven. Sure, we'll find lots of 
wondrous things, but we'll also find new ways of getting damaged, too. It
goes with the territory. 

			Long long life,

				Thomas Donaldson

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