Re: new human longevity record?

From: Emlyn (pentacle) (
Date: Sun Apr 16 2000 - 23:21:25 MDT

> > Zero Powers wrote: A couple of thoughts:
> >
> > Wouldn't it be great if Alcor could be convinced to give this lady the
> > freeze treatment gratis?

Spike wrote:
> Heres a thought: since Alcor is a business and it is responsible
> for a number of corpsicles which will fatally melt should Alcor
> go bankrupt for any reason, then any action on the part of Alcor
> that would not be in its own best financial interest is unethical!
> Including giving away its own services to those who everyone
> agrees richly deserves them. Right? spike

Not if it's good PR. If it is good PR (and so sound business sense) to
freeze a particular person (thereby helping gain public support for cryo,
for instance), then in fact Alcor is ethically bound to do so, given the
above argument.

If the government (a government, say US in this case) could be convinced to
set up a government backed cryo facility, I'd be interested to see which
corpsicles "survived" (bad metaphor) for the longest. Would the government
agency lose its funding first, or would Alcor go broke first?


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