Difference between revisions of "Death"

From Lesswrongwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(updating with tags from the All Articles page)
 
(5 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
{{hpp}}
 
First you're there, and then you're not there, and they can't change you from being not there to being there, because there's nothing there to be changed from being not there to being there. That's death.
 
First you're there, and then you're not there, and they can't change you from being not there to being there, because there's nothing there to be changed from being not there to being there. That's death.
  
 
[[Cryonics|Cryonicists]] use the concept of [[Wikipedia:information-theoretic death|information-theoretic death]], which is what happens when the information needed to reconstruct you even in principle is no longer present. Anything less, to them, is just a flesh wound.
 
[[Cryonics|Cryonicists]] use the concept of [[Wikipedia:information-theoretic death|information-theoretic death]], which is what happens when the information needed to reconstruct you even in principle is no longer present. Anything less, to them, is just a flesh wound.
  
==See also==
+
==Blog posts==
  
*[[Cryonics]], [[Transhumanism]]
+
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hv/third_alternatives_for_afterlifeism/ Third Alternatives for Afterlife-ism]
*[[Quantum immortality]]
 
  
==Blog posts==
+
==See also==
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hv/third_alternatives_for_afterlifeism/ Third Alternatives for Afterlife-ism] by [http://lesswrong.com/user/Eliezer_Yudkowsky Eliezer_Yudkowsky]
 
  
 +
*[[Cryonics]]
 +
*[[Shut up and multiply]]
 +
*[[Transhumanism]]
 +
*[[Personal identity]]
  
 
{{stub}}
 
{{stub}}
 
[[Category:Concepts]]
 
[[Category:Concepts]]

Latest revision as of 05:11, 14 June 2017

H+LogoHR.png This article might be suitable to merge into H+Pedia.
Discuss

First you're there, and then you're not there, and they can't change you from being not there to being there, because there's nothing there to be changed from being not there to being there. That's death.

Cryonicists use the concept of information-theoretic death, which is what happens when the information needed to reconstruct you even in principle is no longer present. Anything less, to them, is just a flesh wound.

Blog posts

See also