Re: Cryonics & psychopharmacology

From: Steve (steve@multisell.com)
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 11:19:43 MDT


Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 04:08:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: Eugene Leitl <eugene.leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
Subject: Re: Cryonics & psychopharmacology

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).

Organ transplants &c. are free on the NHS here in UK .... but I'm not sure
you can project from the past into the future regards life insurance. After
all, we are living longer ..... and the amount needed for cryonics will
surely reduce rather than increase?

> 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?

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

Interesting, am trying to learn more about this subject. Why are last minute
cases bad?

Steve

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