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September 27th, 2005

Science of Cold Heats Up

... cryonicists look toward advanced nanotechnology for repairing cellular and biochemical damage that still happens with today’s preservation technology. Nanotechnology expert Ralph Merkle has argued that cryonics is at worst a cryptography problem that involves inferring and restoring a healthy tissue state based on detailed analysis of preserved injured tissue. This only becomes impossible when so much information is lost due to injury that “information-theoretic death” has occurred, and there is inadequate information to restore the original patient. This perspective suggests that almost everyone declared dead today doesn’t really die until several hours later.


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