Re: Is cryopreservation a solution?

Arjen Kamphuis (
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 23:06:16 +0200

At 14:40 12-09-97 -0400 Dan Fabulich <> wrote:

>>The cost of cryonic suspension at Alcor ranges from $50,000 to $120,000.
>The good news is that this can be paid by taking out a life insurance
>policy that names Alcor as the beneficiary, so that when a patient is
>pronounced legally dead, Alcor receives the insurance money.<

This is what I mean. Before signing up (if & when this becomes possible in
Holland) I must be convinced that the best way to spend $50K - $120K is
freezing my head then I will. From where I stand now these are large
amounts and at this point I believe there are better ways to spend that
kind of money. Preferrebly I'd like to use it myself on something usefull
or fun, but maybe it will help people I care about. Or maybe there will be
a doctor in Kathmandu who's fighting lepracy that has some use for
$100.000, save a few lives (for sure!)

The bottom line is that I consider the revival chances at this time to low
to spend money on in view of alternative use of such a resource.

I'll be following cryo-technology with interest.

Arjen Kamphuis | Learn as if you will live forever. | Live as though you will die tomorrow.