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Death

TagLast edit: 25 Sep 2020 2:45 UTC by Ruby

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. This tag includes post about the death of particular people, or about death in general.

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.

See also

Gary Gy­gax An­nihilated at 69

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Mar 2008 20:54 UTC
15 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

Value Deathism

Vladimir_Nesov30 Oct 2010 18:20 UTC
25 points
121 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What is our true life ex­pec­tancy?

adamzerner23 Oct 2020 23:17 UTC
14 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

Death Pos­i­tive Movement

lejuletre11 Dec 2020 18:29 UTC
23 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Thoughts on be­ing mortal

Joe Carlsmith1 Jan 2021 19:17 UTC
71 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

The Mean­ing That Im­mor­tal­ity Gives to Life

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Oct 2007 3:02 UTC
51 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

Lifeism in the midst of death

TobyBartels9 Dec 2012 13:28 UTC
91 points
18 comments4 min readLW link

Up­date on Kim Suozzi (can­cer pa­tient in want of cry­on­ics)

ahartell22 Jan 2013 9:15 UTC
68 points
63 comments1 min readLW link

My mother is now in cryostasis

turchin8 Jan 2011 20:27 UTC
46 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

[LINK] Terry Pratch­ett is dead

Baughn12 Mar 2015 17:46 UTC
23 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Ad­ver­tise while hon­or­ing the dead

KatjaGrace4 Jan 2010 5:00 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

[LINK] Father of Cry­on­ics “Dies” at age 92

JackEmpty27 Jul 2011 18:19 UTC
−1 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Hal Fin­ney has just died.

cousin_it28 Aug 2014 19:39 UTC
58 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Stanis­lav Petrov has died (2017-05-19)

fortyeridania18 Sep 2017 3:13 UTC
14 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.rt.com)

Ray­mond Smul­lyan has died

ike12 Feb 2017 14:20 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.nytimes.com)

Neil Arm­strong died be­fore we could defeat death

kilobug25 Aug 2012 19:49 UTC
−3 points
34 comments1 min readLW link

Chart­ing Deaths: Real­ity vs Reported

lifelonglearner30 Mar 2018 0:50 UTC
13 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(owenshen24.github.io)

Mike Dar­win on Steve Jobs’s hyp­o­crit­i­cal stance to­wards death

Synaptic8 Oct 2011 3:32 UTC
33 points
78 comments1 min readLW link

James Martin’s death

Stuart_Armstrong27 Jun 2013 11:57 UTC
33 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[LINK] Open Source Soft­ware Devel­oper with Ter­mi­nal Ill­ness Hopes to Opt Out of Death

lsparrish13 Feb 2013 5:57 UTC
22 points
18 comments4 min readLW link

Stand­ing on a pile of corpses

Jsevillamol21 Dec 2018 10:36 UTC
35 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Flow­ers for Algernon

Anatoly_Vorobey18 Jun 2014 9:16 UTC
47 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

The art of griev­ing well

Valentine15 Dec 2015 19:55 UTC
77 points
22 comments9 min readLW link

Funeral Ritual

Raemon20 Apr 2018 1:40 UTC
43 points
13 comments7 min readLW link

“Me­mento Mori”, Said The Confessor

namespace2 Feb 2020 3:37 UTC
28 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(www.thelastrationalist.com)

The Ram­blings of an Old Man Suc­cumb­ing to Dementia

[deleted]16 Sep 2011 3:33 UTC
47 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Can dy­ing peo­ple “hold on” for some­thing they are wait­ing for?

Raemon27 Dec 2018 19:53 UTC
28 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

To cap­ture anti-death in­tu­itions, in­clude mem­ory in utilitarianism

Kaj_Sotala15 Jan 2014 6:27 UTC
12 points
34 comments3 min readLW link

Re­mem­ber­ing the pass­ing of Kathy Forth.

Elo16 Apr 2018 1:53 UTC
35 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

How to be Deader than Dead

gwern24 Aug 2011 15:47 UTC
25 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

A poem for LessWrong

RolfAndreassen28 Jan 2011 20:40 UTC
32 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

How did my baby die and what is the prob­a­bil­ity that my next one will?

deprimita_patro19 Jan 2016 6:24 UTC
37 points
23 comments3 min readLW link

Cry­op­reser­va­tion of Valia Zeldin

avturchin17 Mar 2019 19:15 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
275 points
88 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What’s the best overview of com­mon Micro­morts?

Raemon3 Sep 2020 2:39 UTC
34 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

This Didn’t Have To Happen

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Apr 2009 19:07 UTC
27 points
189 comments1 min readLW link

Third Alter­na­tives for After­life-ism

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 May 2007 7:41 UTC
33 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity, Com­mu­nity, and Death

zaph4 Apr 2011 17:07 UTC
30 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

[Link] How doc­tors die

Morendil6 Dec 2011 13:22 UTC
29 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

How best to show dy­ing is bad

Zvi8 Mar 2011 15:18 UTC
22 points
73 comments2 min readLW link

Great post on Red­dit about ac­cept­ing atheism

cousin_it30 Aug 2009 20:56 UTC
18 points
44 comments1 min readLW link

When Hope Fails

resurgam25 Jan 2021 20:22 UTC
5 points
2 comments7 min readLW link
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