Re: Is cryopreservation a solution?

Geoff Smith (
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 12:02:10 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 12 Sep 1997, Berrie Staring wrote:

> Hello,
> I'am new to the list, so if I jump inn to early,
> please let me know.
> But can someone give me 1 good reason why you
> should not at least try Cryopreservation !?
> asuming that the aging problem isn't solved before you die.
> and even if the chance that it works is 0.000000001 %

1 good reason? No problem. So cryonics has a 0.001%(so I don't have to
type so many zeros) chance of working. Now, if you spend the money you
would have spent on a life insurance policy to afford cryonics *instead*
on life extension research or on some life extension drug, there is a
0.01% you will achieve immortality. If you can work out the chances this
accurately, cryonics becomes the riskier proposition. This accuracy,
however, is not likely, so it's a gamble either way.

> If you like to live longer then " normal " isn't cryopreservation,
> the one and only thing you can try ?
> ( without even mentioning e.g. "repair of the brain" by Ralph C Merkle )
> ( probably known to you, but just to help:
> )
> Greetings,
> Berrie

I'd say "welcome to the list", but I haven't been here very long, either.
Greetings, anyway!