Re: Cryonics Presents Chilling Question for Life Insurers

Dejan Vucinic (
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 14:21:44 -0500

>But a real question is presented to cryonicists by this rhetorical question.
> If cryonicists are right and "reanimation" lies in their future, then life
>insurance proceeds paid upon their "deanimation" might be at risk. Will the
>Acme Life Insurance Company be entitled to recover policy death benefits upon
>reanimation, with interest? Perhaps more chilling, might a life insurance
>adjuster be entitled to question the fact of death at the time the claim is

How about this: a life insurance company becomes the owner of the deanimated
body when it pays the money. If the relatives (or the cryo company) want
to reanimate the body, they have to buy it from the insurance company.

Ethics is fun. :)