Fwd: -H Non-cryonic suspension

Paul Hughes (organix@hotmail.com)
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 20:41:44 PST

>Date: Sun, 01 Mar 1998 14:37:33 -0800
>From: dvilla@internet-australia.com (dvilla)
>To: transhuman mailing list <transhuman@logrus.org>
>Subject: >H Non-cryonic suspension
>Reply-To: transhuman@logrus.org
>Transhuman Mailing List
>We're all familiar with the use of cryonics to preserve the recently
>deceased until
>such time as nanotechnology is able to repair the damage and
>the subject.
>Does anybody know of non-cryonic techniques of doing the same thing? I
>have in mind
>using some kind of epoxy or similar substance to encase a suitably
>prepared body. After
>all, if "Jurasic Park" is even approximately correct (and it must be
>judging from all
>the scientists who tried to shoot it down) insect bodies were preserved
>to the cellular
>level for over 65 million years by simple tree sap. My proposal is
>slightly higher tech
>and (hopefully) shorter term.
> The advantage this method would have over cryonics is that you would
>not have to worry
>about someone turning off the refrigerator. Indeed, once the embalming
>process had been done
>you could have the usual cemetery burial with carved headstones,
>relatives etc (you
>may need more than six pall bearers, depending on how much epoxy is
>used). You would still
>have to worry whether anyone would bother to bring you back after 150
>years, how you would
>adjust if they did, etc, etc, but ... well ... that's life (or death).
> Is any work being done in this area? If not, why not (is it at least
>plausible)? If so
>where do I sign up (when the time comes)?
>David Villa
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