One of many offers to do Boston area stuff here. I'm a little older than you, but happy to help you and your boyfriend do some interesting things. Pm me if you have any interest in visiting the Cape. Family has a summer cottage, and it's yours to use for a night, weekend or week. Seriously.
... bullshit promise of resurrection, ... Now you can laugh at the Christian who is saying this about cryonics. But seriously, fucking cryonics.
I guess I'm intolerant, but what kind of pie in the sky thinking would make you believe that humanity would ever run out of better scientific goals to accomplish than unfreezing the dead? Besides, the last people you'd want to raise from the dead are the ones that believe in cryogenics.
Do I think that people who are freezing themselves with the intention of being brought back at some later point in time are putting their hopes and faith in a technology that will not come to fruition? Yeah, I think that it's not going to happen. But fifteen years ago -- even ten years ago, really -- no one would have dreamed that people who've suffered what I suffered would not only come back but be able to walk and talk and pretty much have the same life I had before dying.
This might be apocryphal but it seems I've read or heard somewhere that the idea came from docs noticing that people slide under the ice, been under way long enough to be dead, they get fished out and sometimes come back to life. In any case, ti's a cute story, and one I'll tell until I see my cardiologist next week and find out whether that's a fact or not.
I don't think I've ever seen an appeal for a sick person that I was less inclined to donate to. People who are frozen at death are never going to come back to life, and it's cruel and wasteful to make them think otherwise.
Cryonics is Pascal's wager with human error and venality built in.
The challenge isn't to keep preserved until science figures out how to reanimate corpsicles; the challenge right now is to keep preserved for a decade.
Except that the freezer with the head in it needs to be running continuously without ever breaking down, at least until science comes up with a cure for postmortem decapitation. Somehow I don't think the upfront fee is gonna cover the costs for very long.
“The only thing that I can think to make me feel a little more at ease with my death is to secure cryopreservation plans on the off-chance that they figure out how to revive people in the future. The way I see it, it’s a better bet than decomposing or getting cremated.”
Unfortunately, I think trying to accept it with some grace and serenity is your best bet at any age. 100% certain death is the deal. For all of us. For real.
No, I'd rather she enjoy her remaining time on this earth rather than spending her last months scrambling to scrape together $30,000+ to give to a huckster selling her the false promise she may one day be alive again.
1) Belief, which costs nothing
No, it's pretty easy to deny that. You're reading in a kind of insane ideology here, especially given that at no point have I characterized the physical health of the different hypothetical people in this age-schema.
You do understand we aren't actually deciding her fate here, right?
I think this is properly addressed to cryonics practitioners. Until a real human has been frozen and revived after several months, this is science fiction. Once a cryonics leader actually goes in and out of the N2, I'll be a believer.
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