If a fraction of the costs shelled out for PR had gone into research instead we would have high-quality brain vitrification by now.
Products first, marketing later.
As to the "missing billionaires" problem, it is real. Wealthy people, with a few laudable exceptions, are remarkably relunctant when it comes to investments in radical life extension.
Alex Future Bokov writes:
> I agree with Waldemar about commercial viability and professionalism.
> However, a few million bucks might help bridge the gap to profitability.
> Those among us who are good with PR/fundraising might consider doing more
> outreach to potential investors/benefactors... this guy and others.
> Perhaps we should pencil in an informal meeting on this topic in Berkeley
> at the end of the week...