The Prometheus Project
Sun, 28 Jul 1996 07:49:17 -0700


On Thursday I made a pledge that I will give $1000 a year for 10 years to the
Prometheus Project. The idea behind the project is to start a profit making
company and obtain one million dollars a year for 10 years " for the purpose
of doing the scientific research necessary to convincingly demonstrate and
publish in peer reviewed journals, fully reversible brain cryopreservation".
We're already up to $209,000 a year for 10 years and have been looking for
money for less than a month.

I have always thought that Nanotechnology would be needed for reversible
brain cryopreservation, but too many people I respect think otherwise for me
to ignore the possibility that something much simpler might work. Although
small by some standards this would be the largest research project ever
undertaken in this area, the largest by far. The low hanging fruit has not
been picked yet, so Interesting things will certainly be found, and if the
goal is actually reached the world will never be the same.

I can't imagine ever regretting this decision, if it works I'll be rather
proud of myself for helping, and I might even make some money, gaining
immortality wouldn't be too bad either. If the goal is not reached at least I
won't be tormented with the thought that it failed because people like me had
no interest in it.

If you want to find out more about this read sci.cryonics, especially Paul
Wakfer's ( posting of July 20, 1996:
The Prometheus Project (repost)

On the web look at:
This is the list of all Cryonet messages mentioning the project.
This is a description of the project, and testimonials.
This is the list of pledges.

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John K Clark

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