Prometheus Project Update

Paul Wakfer (
Fri, 27 Jun 1997 16:53:00 -0700

Dear Extropian List Reader,

Tonight, I will be posting the following Prometheus Project update to
CryoNet, sci.cryonics, and I am posting it here,
since this is an important announcement and many of you do not read

Prometheus Project Update

Two major developments have taken place since my last report
on the Prometheus Project. First, a $10,000 per year pledge has been
received from Walter De Brouwer of Belgium who wrote:

>We have done our best to publicize your research programme and due to
>our good reputation in research I have been offered a board seat on the
>Visionary Research Funding Committee of the European Commission. That
>is where I could take this further (although I encountered a lot of
>unbelief and scepticism already).
>Now I want my company to make a pledge of 10,000 $/year.

In a reply to my thank-you note, Walter wrote:

>If you are ever in the neighbourhood of our countries (or anyone from
>prometheus) we'll set something up to introduce them to the right >people.

The second major development is the offer of $100,000 in immediate
research funding plus the use of a laboratory, its equipment (including
3 electron microscopes), and access to specialized testing and analysis
in other labs as necessary. The lab facilites being offered are located
in a major university medical center and the person (a cryonicist
medical doctor) offering this package is the Head of Pathology at that
center. A dialogue between this person and a well known cryobiologist is
in progress which aims to develop research plans for a pilot project to
begin prior to the achievement of the Prometheus Project's targeted
pledge total. Several months ago, there was a proposal and discussion on
the Prometheus pledgers forum about the possibility of such a pilot
project and several pledgers indicated, at that time, that they would be
willing to commit their pledge funds early toward such a pilot project.
It is hoped that such a project will show that the Prometheus Project
is "really" going to happen, and, as a consequence, accelerate the
achievement of its goals.

In addition, pledges were received from:

Doug Platt for $500 per year to join with someone else who is pledging a
like amount;

Brook Norton for $1000 per year who wrote: "I'm glad to be of some help
on this project and thank you for your tremendous effort to make
Prometheus happen";

and two pledgers who wanted to remain anonymous. The first, who pledged
$1000 per year wrote: "Good luck and kudos on your persistence". The
second for $2000 per year came just two days ago.

Many thanks to these new pledgers for emphasizing their concern for
conserving life through support of the Project. Naturally, I am
delighted with these events and will keep readers posted about further

Funding Statistics

There are now 82 pledges with total value $384,600 per year for ten

Number of pledges for each yearly dollar amount:

3 for $50,000,
11 for $10,000,
1 for $6,800,
8 for $5,000,
1 for $4,000,
1 for $3,000,
1 for $2,500,
9 for $2,000,
5 for $1,500,
4 for $1,200,
38 for $1,000.

Yearly pledge totals by national origin:

Australia $5,500
Belgium $10,000
Canada $27,000
France $2,000
Germany $1,500
New Zealand $1,500
Sweden $1,000
United States $331,100
No country $5,000

-- Paul --

Paul Wakfer Voice/Fax:909-481-9620 Page:800-805-2870


Check out the Prometheus Project web site at URL: