All ‘Sim Kims’ Are Go

Josh (Kim Suozzi’s main man) is on board for a Second Life Kim. Simulated Kim Suozzi (“Sim Kim” for short) is real and is happening.

I have created a new account for her on Second Life and set her up as a scripted agent. Now I just need to get her looking like Kim, get her scripted and get her some loafin’ space.

The Extropia Core sim is home to the SL Transhumanists and I think it would be the perfect place for Simulated Kim. I haven’t attended a meeting there in probably 3 years so I don’t know if they still have them, but the sim itself is still running and there are pods currently for rent. Sim Kim could totally command one of these pods for just L$250/week (USD $1/week).

Even if we rent a pod for Sim Kim, some sim owners are not too keen on having scripted agents hanging around on their property, so I’m going to talk to Extropia’s Board of Directors about letting her exist there as a resource for visitors and an in-world advocate for life extension technologies.

I think Kim would fit right in.


Kim Suozzi’s Second Chance At Life

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.