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Things like the rights of living vs the rights of non-living individuals will NOT be something that a single company can decide, but rather will be something that future generations will struggle with.In particular, I have no doubt that within the next century, computers will reach an equivalent consciousness to humans. So, what will be the "rights" of the latest super-robot? Will they be disposable slaves to their human creators?And, then if it becomes possible to "revive" people, in electronic format, what will be their rights? Will they be individuals, or like a library book that you can check-out query, then put back on the shelf? Will there be one copy, or multiple copies? Will all the copies be aware of each other and treated the same?One would hope that we will have stable governments in the future, but keep in mind that we are still investing about 1/3 of our national budget to ensure this... at least in the eyes of those that control the national budget, and the army it supports.Governments come and go, and certainly change over time.Recessions, Depressions, Booms, and Busts come and go.Companies go bankrupt. One day AIG is at the top of the world, the next, a small mistake shows up and they are at the bottom of the dung heap.Will the taxpayers choose to bail out a cryo-company that made bad investments, or was stripped by a greedy CEO just because their sales agreements state that they can't go bankrupt? Certainly I didn't vote for my money to be wasted on some billionaire's dream.Is this company only investing in preservation techniques, and just expecting society to develop restoration techniques and give the technology away for free... or does the company also invest in restoration technology, and have plans to support the restoration of the individuals? Funding the restoration of the individuals? Plans to meld brains and robotic technology? AND FUTURE HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REPAIRS AND UPGRADES?With a myopic society based on the "me-now" principle. If we can't plan for future generations now, what would make one think that future generations (that will be paying our debts) will feel indebted to us?