Re: CRYO: "Ischemia" vs. "Reversibly dead"

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 07:29:55 MDT

On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, Alex Future Bokov wrote:

> What I don't understand is why people don't talk about (hypothetically
> and without naming persons and organizations to avoid legal
> harassment) simply euthenasia *via* cryosuspension. If euthenasia is

Euthanasia via cryosuspension would appear to be a little cruel. Now
cryosuspension _after_ euthanasia, that does indeed make sense ;)

> ever legalized in a US state, doesn't that mean you can avoid the
> whole ischemia problem and go directly from being terminally ill to
> 'reversibly dead'?

You mean, killing them first, then taking their money? Sounds good to me.
Sure beats burking.

> Are there any cryonics companies in or near EU countries where
> euthenasia is already legal? Why haven't we heard about them offering
> such a service?

Euthanasia might become legalized in Holland. There's no CSP in Europe
(despite diverse mewling noises claiming contrary).

> I mean, if the death-with-dignity cult gets to foist its agenda on the
> public it seems we ought to be able to make some constructive use of
> it.

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