From: Natasha Vita-More (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jan 20 2002 - 14:11:11 MST
At 03:37 PM 1/19/02 -0800, Ron Hale-Evans wrote:
>I'm not a big fan of Timothy Leary, but it's because of people like
>you, Forrest, that Leary, a long-time cryonics advocate, finally
>refused the cryonics option. He said he didn't want to spend the rest
>of time with a bunch of jerks.
I have a video taping with Tim discussing his views on death with me. While
he still wore his cryonics bracelet, he also believed in an alternative
choice for himself, and ultimately took this choice. Tim was not
completely committed to cryonics and his choice was not based on any one
person or people. He was weak and sick, and very, very tired. He just
wanted to pass on and leave his remains on the Internet and travel to what
he thought was another type of existence. While cryonics seemed to be
futuristic and cool when he was healthier, when he was weakened it seemed
almost too much for him - too many regulations. Having to deal with a
suspension team standing by was not what he wanted. People in flowery
cloths adorning him was what he thought he needed, and so he died, what I
consider to be tragically.
I know this first hand, and I saw him before he died on my wedding day.
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