'Cryonics' Chapter

Cryonics

The basic metaphysical concept behind cryonics is the information theory of death. According to the information theory of death, you aren’t dead until the structures responsible for generating or expressing your consciousness are damaged beyond hope of recovery. If you accept the information theory of death, then any transportation or transposition of that information would be revival of life, the substrate being viewed as irrelevant.

They haven’t lost a stream of interested people as far as cryonic practice goes. Would you rather not be a created life form? Is being a randomly occurring life form all that cool?

What is a Person?

Today, we are going to discuss the metaphysics of cryonics. What is a person? Organic matter? A collection of genetic code? Identity automaton? A model of psychology? Interesting. Shouldn’t it be easy to say what a person is? Yes, not… Seek More

Information Theory of Death

The basic metaphysical concept behind cryonics is the information theory of death. According to the information theory of death, you aren’t dead until the structures responsible for generating or expressing your consciousness are damaged beyond hope of recovery. It is… Seek More

Preserve Consciousness

What part of the matter in our body is necessary to retain consciousness? Brain. What part is necessary to spark consciousness? Neurons? There are some who think that if you could just preserve the neural net, you would preserve that… Seek More

Computer Screen of the Self

Now as for whether we are already living in a computer simulation… There is a facet of physics that would suggest we are not. Physics is proving to defy the nice symmetrical model they are looking for. Now what happens… Seek More