Re: Rich Extropian ?

den Otter (
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 01:26:44 +0200

Grant Sparks wrote:

> Kerry Packer is Australia's richest man and in the world's top 50. A few
> days he checked in to Australia's leading heart unit (which he has
> previously donated millions of dollars to and has Australia's best heart
> experts) but all of a sudden he ordered up his private jet and took off
> for USA.


It takes a bit more to be an Extropian than demanding the best possible treatment for one's heart condition. Most people would willingly pay for such a thing, if they had the money. It's things like a cryonics contract that really separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.

It could be that, like most people, Mr. Packer is not aware of transhumanism and its death-defying technologies. Perhaps someone could notify him, just in case (you never know, right...) Better hurry up though ;)