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Monday, May 03, 2010
In Lieu of Flowers, Send Congratulations?
Okay, okay, I get it that Robot Cultists of the techno-immortalist sect are pinning their hopes (which I thought even they tended to admit were slim hopes) on nano-santa elf-bots one day resurrecting hamburgerized brains and thereupon immortalizing them via shiny robot bodies or cyberspatial avatars or whatever. But congratulating dead people upon burial, cremation, mummification, freezing, vitrification is just weird whatever faith-based persuasion drives your particular brand of scared sad death-denialism. Honestly, Michael, congratulations? Talk about a statement falling on dead ears. They can't hear you, guy. How about, you know, condolences to family and friends on their loss?