I don't think Ted was pro-cryonics.March 17 2004 at 8:26 PM
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Response to What kind of a pro-cryonics person fails to update their will?
I think he was for whatever his son wanted. I don't actually think he understood exactly what cryonics was, except that maybe it meant that he wouldn't stay sick inside of a whithered old body, scarred from many heart attacks. (I can imagine JHW explaining it to him that way.)
It's certainly an error that Ted didn't get his will rewritten, but there are simply so many factors one must consider, that I don't think it's fair to come out and say that that was what he should've done, regardless, as someone who wants cryonics doesn't necessarily have to act as some huge proponent (nor should they be expected to, really).
In the end, I think this is about a son asking his father for a second chance to be with him (as others have noted, he was mostly close to Ted [i]after[/i] he got sick; having my father get sick and die a slow death, I know how it is to be with someone and take care of them in their last days and the closeness it brings).
How could a father say no?
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