Wake Up Winborn

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I just got an amazing email from AaronElBorg, a fellow Drupaler, father, and proponent of cryonics, who is also in the Seattle-based band, Glose.

AaronElBorg has placed a geas on me to remember that there is to be a song written in my honor called Wake Up Winborn, and in the ultimate treasure hunt, to look for it after my passing.

Now how cool is that? What an honor, to have a warrior's anthem written after your passing? With the challenge to find it afterwards?

Some may call it a fool's errand, and perhaps I am the fool, but I prefer the Tarot's version of the Fool, with one foot perched precariously off a ledge, ready for a journey of epic proportions, a dog nipping at his heels.

In any case, you'll most likely get to hear it before me. Eventually, I hope to be able to sit down with AaronElBorg and have a beer while we listen to the song, but a lot will need to happen before then. First, we'll need to sufficiently conquer or at least stave off physical death. For me to be able to take advantage of that will also require that we have found a way to reverse death, to the extent that we can repair any damage from the freezing process involved in my planned cryonic preservation. And we'll also need to have kicked the crap out of ALS. Alternatively, found a way to upload our consciousness to a computer or robot or some other containing form.

Tall order to say the least. But even before I can have the chance of partaking of this hypothetical revolution of medicine, we must raise the funds to freeze my body. That's where you come in. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And even though I can barely take a single step, I am doing my best to walk that long journey, but I need your help.

Please help-- your donation will be doubled with the matching grant posted by Longecity of a thousand dollars.

Thanks, and Rock On!

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mightystudent.com's picture

I'm not fan of any psychic

I'm not fan of any psychic reading because I'd still believe in the power of prayers, in spiritual contact with God. I have nothing against those people who are practicing this job. If they think that their future lies in card reading, then we must respect their beliefs and go on with our own lives.

mavie44's picture

Very inspiring indeed! I just

Very inspiring indeed! I just had the same story received in my email last week. I guess they are trying to share it to everybody. - Carmack Moving and Storage

Sara's picture

Sad

It's sad how much you think this is all there is. We will never be able to conquer death on earth. The fact you think people will care or remember you 100 years from now is also sad. Millions of people have come and millions of people will go. We are not the center of the universe and once you accept that you will find peace. It is not in Science. A warriors anthem? What makes you a warrior? You will die just like all of us will, there is nothing warrior-like about this. A warrior faces his fears head on and charges in. Reading your tweets and blogs you seem very selfish, trying to hold onto your life and AVOID death as if your life is worth more than the rest of us. That is not a warrior. Jesus is the real warrior, I encourage you to examine his story again.

AaronELBorg's picture

Not sad

"A warriors anthem? What makes you a warrior?"

OK, I'll bite.

Anyone who has to rely 100% on someone else for their every need and still faces the day with a smile is a warrior. Simple as that.

Anyone who has to rely 100% on someone else for their every need and still shows their children that life is an incredible thing worth living is a warrior. Simple as that.

I think you get my drift....

But come to think of it, anyone who leaves anonymous internet comments encouraging a man who struggles to swallow his own saliva (among countless other DAILY challenges) to "examine the story" of Jesus is just plain mean and completely dismissive of his condition.

"Selfish" would be to roll over and die, Sara. Fighting to enjoy one more day while one's body slowly shuts down bit by bit is the essence of what it means to be a warrior.

I think I understand what you're trying to convey but you come off as glib and rude. If your goal is to "spread the word of Jesus", you've just done the exact opposite.

The Society for Venturism has chosen me as the recipient of its charity for this year, to hopefully offer me cryonic preservation when the time comes. And this month, Longecity, an excellent forum for the discussion of issues related to extending the lifespan of humans, has offered up a matching grant of up to a thousand dollars to help out! So help out! Please.