We really need a “cryonics sales pitch” article.

Every so of­ten, I see a blog post about death, usu­ally re­mark­ing on the death of some­one the writer knew, and it of­ten in­cludes sen­ti­ments about “ev­ery­one is go­ing to die, and that’s ter­rible, but we can’t do any­thing about it have so we have to ac­cept it.”

It’s one of those sen­ti­ments that peo­ple find profound and is of­ten con­sid­ered Deep Wis­dom. There’s just one prob­lem with it. It isn’t true. If you think cry­on­ics can work, as many peo­ple here do, then you be­lieve that peo­ple don’t re­ally have to die, and we don’t need to ac­cept that we’ve only got at most about a hun­dred years and then that’s it.

And I want to tell them this, as though I was a re­li­gious mis­sion­ary out to spread the Good Word that you can save your soul and get into Chris­tian Heaven as long as you sign up with Our Church. (Which I would ac­tu­ally do, if I be­lieved that Chris­ti­an­ity was cor­rect.)

But it’s not easy to broach the is­sue in a blog com­ment, and I’m not a good sales­man. (One of the last times I tried, my posts kept get­ting deleted by the mod­er­a­tors.) It would be a lot bet­ter if I could sim­ply link them to a bet­ter sales pitch; the kind of peo­ple I’m talk­ing to are the kinds of peo­ple who read things on the In­ter­net. Un­for­tu­nately, not one of the pro-cry­on­ics posts listed on the LessWrong wiki can serve this pur­pose. Not “Nor­mal Cry­on­ics”, not “You Only Live Twice”, not “We Agree: Get Froze”, not one! Why isn’t there one? Heck, I’d pay money to get it writ­ten. I’d even pay Eliezer Yud­kowsky a bunch of money to talk to my father on the tele­phone about cry­on­ics, with a sub­stan­tial bonus on offer if my father agrees to sign up. (We can dis­cuss ac­tual dol­lar amounts in the com­ments or over pri­vate mes­sages.)

Please, some­one get to work on this!