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Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Tue May 27 17:37:33 EST 1997


On Tue, 27 May 1997, J. A. Kiernan wrote:

> In article <3389b98c.1829693 at news.njcc.com> dvander at pluto.njcc.com (Dave) writes:
> 
> >When someone is cryonicly frozen upon death to be saved for the future
> >to (somehow) revive then, do they have a chance? 
> 
>    No.

"No" as in "nobody knows". Information theoretic death is not something
attested by the local coroner, methinks. Question is, is retained
information as encoded in the denaturated (by the warm ischemia,
suspension process, scan) structure sufficient to hit sufficient small
region in the persona space to be indistinguishable from the original
person? 

ciao,
'gene





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