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68 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 04 October 2008 03:42PM

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Comment author: Fostiak2 04 October 2008 06:25:58PM 0 points [-]

I don't understand the faith in cryonics.

In a Universe beyond the reach of God, who is to say that the first civilization technologically advanced enough to revive you will not be a "death gives meaning to life" theocracy which has a policy of reviving those who chose to attempt to escape death in order to submit them and their defrosted family members to 1000 years of unimaginable torture followed by execution?

Sure, there are many reasons to believe such a development is improbable. But you are still rolling those dice in a Universe beyond God's reach, are you not?

Comment author: [deleted] 26 August 2009 09:36:18PM 4 points [-]

Putting aside the fact that theocracy doesn't really lend itself to technological advancement, the utilitity * likelihood of living longer outweighs the (dis)utility * likelihood of being tortured for 1000 years.