Re: Cryonics & psychopharmacology

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 05:08:40 MDT

Steve writes:

> 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 .....
Excuse me? Life insurance which gets cheaper are you grow older?

Get life insurance when you're young, particularly if you're living in
high-risk country (U.S., for instance). It's a terrible investment,
but it's reasonably safe, and can be cashed in for expensive
life-saving measures (organ transplant, etc).

> 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?

> 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.

Last minute cases are Bad. There's a reason Alcor doesn't do them, at
least lately.

Hint, cryonics is a difficult "business", and armchairs theorists Miss
It almost always.

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