Kim Suozzi’s Second Chance At Life

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My friend Kim Suozzi passed away (for the time being) this week. She had raised funds and arranged for cryopreservation, and is now in stasis at the Alcor facility in Scottsdale, AZ.

There are lots of people who have negative things to say about cryo, and about raising those types of funds for an outcome so uncertain. Some people think it is a waste, selfish or at worst, a complete scam. Yet, you’ve got tons of people out there who devote their entire lives (a waste?) to a belief in and worship of gods and alleged sons of gods who were sent specifically to erase their own little shitty sins (selfish?), and whose supporting organizations command millions of dollars in their name each year (a complete scam?).

My point is, we all have that want to determine our final fates to the best of our ability, and to put our faith and resources behind whatever options we think will put us in that best possible position.

Kim looked to science and to her community, and maybe one day she’ll get a tangible return on that faith. Maybe she will get a second chance at life in a world that holds more promise for her than the one she left behind. Doing her best to see to that while she was here was her right.

In the meantime, (and Kim probably would have thought this to be lame), I think we should get Kim Suozzi on Second Life so that she can have a new virtual presence while she waits, since her physical presence has been suspended indefinitely.

Too bad there isn’t an Alcor sim already in existence. She totally could have hung out there.

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3 thoughts on “Kim Suozzi’s Second Chance At Life

    • I have set her up as scripted agent, so she will be controlled by scripts. But we will still be able to access her account if we need to change her. We can get a hosting plan for her with one of the groups that hosts Second Life bots so that she’ll be present all the time.

  1. I appreciate your open mindedness about cryonics, young lady. I helped to raise money for Kim’s suspension through the Venturists, despite my day job, and I don’t grudge her a minute of the time I invested into it..

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