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Comment author: Will_Pearson 03 June 2008 11:52:11AM 0 points [-]

The Rudi Hoffman link is broken.

Is there any literature on the likely energy costs of large scale cryonics?

And do you have a cunning plan where adding an extra 150k vitrified people per day to maintain does not drive up the already heaven ward bound energy prices, reducing the quality of life of the poorest? This could lead to conflict and more death, see recent South Africa for an example of poor energy planning.

A pre-requisite for large scale cryonics seem to me to be a stable and easily growable energy supply, which we just don't seem to be able to manage at the moment.