X-Message-Number: 8327
Subject: What if the world is the wrong shade of aqua when you return?
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 10:52:17 -0400
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>

> From: 
> Subject: When to come back?
> With cryonics, what if your brought back during a war, or some other
> disaster?  How do you know that something like that won't happen when your
> brought back w/cryonics?

I will make a very simple comment that I believe obviates the need to
answer any such question.

It is true that there is no guarantee that cryonics will save your
life, or that if it does that you will return to a wonderful
world. Cryonics involves lots of uncertainty.

On the other hand, if you are eaten by microorganisms and worms and
rot into sludge in a box six feet under the ground, you are pretty
much assured of certainty as to your fate.

Some of us prefer the uncertainty of not knowing if we will be revived
to the certainty of knowing we won't.

And of course, if you are revived and discover you don't like being
alive any more, there are low tech ways to deal with that.


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