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Out of My Cold, Dead Hands

It would be (pleasantly) surprising – no, astonishing – if cryonics were actually to bring someone back from the dead, but where’s the harm in trying? None, but some Arizona legislators seem set to try and regulate the cryonauts out of existence.

Blogger Rand Simberg is right not to be impressed:

“For now, the best course is caveat emptor. By the time they’re signed up, cryonics patients are made extremely aware of the promise, and risk of the process. If someone makes fraudulent claims (e.g., guarantees of reanimation), then they can be prosecuted for that, but short of that, no one right now is smart enough to regulate this industry.”

My own funeral plans remain unresolved.


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