Last night, as I was reading through James Halperin's excellent novel _The First Immortal_, an interesting thought crossed my mind.
Cryonics organizations are essentially non-profit, using the money from suspensions to maintain dewars etc. Considering the progress of parallel technologies, there is a possibility of some method of life extension (eg: nanotechnology) becoming available before a cryonic suspension is necessary. If this were to happen, would the funds be reimbursed to those who have cryonics accounts? When such advances come about, they surely will not be cheap; perhaps funds could be transfered?