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For I might survive but be in such a terrible state that my life will be of very little value to me, or no value at all, from then on. Indeed, although quite certainly surviving that process, I might even be in a state that, given my present values, is much worse that death itself. In point of fact, this is just what will happen, surely, even in many cases that require little imagination: A surgeon might not touch my brain, but might cut off my arms and legs, and cut out my eyes and ears, providing me with no replacements but making sure 32 IDENTITY, CONSCIOUSNESS AND VALUE that my wounds all healed.

Eventually, as we hope, a cure for AIDS will be found. But, even if only indirectly, many people will die from the disease before such a cure is made available. , there will be diseases for humans as fatal and incurable then as AIDS is now. But, at that late date, there might be ways of trying to preserve a person until a cure is found for her particular affliction. Let us imagine some of the technologies that might then be available. We have already mentioned one such advanced technology: the process of super freezing and super thawing.

In point of fact, this is just what will happen, surely, even in many cases that require little imagination: A surgeon might not touch my brain, but might cut off my arms and legs, and cut out my eyes and ears, providing me with no replacements but making sure 32 IDENTITY, CONSCIOUSNESS AND VALUE that my wounds all healed. Although I would most certainly survive this procedure, my life would then be horrible; I would much prefer a swift and painless death to that. One might think to devise a more suitable positive process selection test.

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