Re: Cryonics & psychopharmacology

From: Steve (
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 15:10:18 MDT

Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2000 11:01:22 -0700
From: Chris Hibbert <>
Subject: Re: Cryonics & psychopharmacology

>A few weeks ago, someone challenged Damien about being signed up for
>Cryonics. His reply (included below, since it's been awhile) was that
>he doubts that current cryonics technology will lead to viable
>freezings. I think that misses one of the points about signing up now.
>You should buy insurance now so you can afford to get frozen when you're
>older, insurance would be more expensive, and the technology will be

Insurance might be cheaper when you're older since the cryonics technology
might have better economy of scale, and 'better' technology might not mean
more expensive .....

> If you don't buy the insurance now, it's much harder to afford later.

But maybe a more logical approach is to cover costs from your Will. My
entire estate can support the cryonics cost at point of purchase, surely? Or
do you need to do a lot of medicals/ booking/ preparation?

 If you're already in a position that you can set aside the
>appropriate amount of money now, you don't have to worry about getting
>the insurance now. Signing up now gives a boost to the people working
>on the technology now. You wouldn't want them to stop working on it
>would you?

Yes, I think this is a good point, although maybe they should direct their
marketing at 'silver surfers' and folks near to death's door (who can pay
cash and don't need insurance) rather than relative youngsters.


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