Re: Prometheus Project (was Re: Which cryonics org?)

Forrest Bishop (
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 01:25:14 -0500 (CDT)

E. Shaun wrote:
>Forrest wrote:

>>Well, my decision
(Cryo storage)
is based ..on.. , like the
>>people at Alcor, and feel they have a size advantage. The facility is
>>also not more than 3 hrs air time from Seattle or San Jose.

> From what I saw at the conference, the Prometheus Project looks
>pretty promising... When *I* sign
>up for cryonic suspension, I think that I will go with the Prometheus
> looks very stable (lots of funding) and Paul is a reputable
>physicist and businessman to boot.

Yes, it is a promising project, but is only a research program at present,
with no specific plans for actual storage. As one of the original PP pledegers,
($5000/yr, $2000 for pilot project) my motivation here is to help explore
alternatives to liquid nitrogen temperature storage and the associated
freezing damage. _If_ the research pans out I as well as others would switch
to that type of storage, assuming I'm not already suspended in LN2.
In the meantime, Alcor and the like are the only game in town.