Why not Cryonics

Randy Smith cryofan at brokersys.com
Tue Aug 20 07:52:23 EST 1996


In article <4vbvjj$kbm at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, Eugene.Leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de 
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>On 18 Aug 1996, Randy Smith wrote:
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>> I'm been investigating cryonics lately have yet to find any solid reasons 
why 
>> it won't work.
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>Nobody can say anything about the feasibility of cryonics until the 
>first successful desuspension. However, vitrification is the only 
>currently known method to conserve the maximum possible amount of knowledge 
>about a biological system for an indefinite time.
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>> Anyone here have any good reasons why it won't work?
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>- because strong nanotechnology (for nanoresurrection) is infeasible?

Why?


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>- because it is insufficient to repair vitrification damage plus the 
>  malady which originally caused the demise & and then to yank the result 

How so? 
"Yank?" That would not seem to apply to a mature nanotech?

>  into living state? 
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>- because no entity shortly before Singularity is goint to be interested  
>  in reconstructing nonfunctional dead meat of obsolescent design?
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>> Randy Smith

I'll probably be revived by some grad student for his thesis :-)

What is the Singularity? Will it make people cold and unfeeling?



Randy Smith


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