Science: Health: Immortality
Waveform Cloning   (+3)  [vote for, against]
Instead of sending my ashes into space when I die, just encode my DNA into a waveform and transmit it to the stars

With a little embedded tag built in saying

"Please look after this human..."
-- Skybird, Jan 07 2001

Ha! I hope his leg gets replaced by half an hour of Classic FM.
-- Jim, Jan 08 2001

Want to hire a DJ for your funeral??
-- reensure, Jan 08 2001

Sounds exactly like a cyberpunk novel. Realware by rudy Rucker touches on the possibility of this technology.
-- STUpidIDIOT, Jul 23 2004

Not so much Realware to me as another book I read whose title I can't remember...

in which people's souls are copied into androids with a 1-day lifespan, that do all the work on earth while everyone lives a life of luxury in their real body. Somewhere in the book there's a part where a dying person has their soul copied and dumped out through a huge antenna into space, to no result.
-- eulachon, Jul 23 2004

Oh, that's about the silliest and most paranoid reaction to this idea one could possibly have.
-- bristolz, Jul 24 2004

But, strangely, it makes perfect sense...

On a different note, could you encode your DNA as an mp3? But, once you've heard one, you've heard em all.
-- -lines-, Jul 25 2004

random, halfbakery