The Prometheus Project

John K Clark (
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 20:53:30 -0800 (PST)


On Thu, 06 Feb 1997 Hara Ra <> Wrote:

>I'm in the nanotech camp myself

Me too.

>and see little point to the Promethius project.

I profoundly disagree! Perhaps current freezing techniques don't scramble
the information in a brain beyond the ability of future Nanotechnology to
recover it, I sure hope so, but I don't like the idea of trusting my life
to that hope. I'm tired of guessing and hoping, I want to KNOW.

>IMHO it will take far more than $1M in research to accomplish the
>putative task,

The goal of The Prometheus Project is one million dollars a year for ten
years. That's still chump change by most research standards, but far more
money that ANYONE has ever spent in trying to preserve a human organ by
freezing and ASTRONOMICALLY more than anyone has spent specifically on the
brain. For all we know it could turn out to be easy, I doubt it, but we'll
never know until we try.

>and it may actually not be possible.

That's true, it might not be possible, and Cryonics might not work either.
If you're falling from 20,000 feet do you bother to pull the ripcord on your
parachute, after all, even if you do it might not open.

John K Clark

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