CRYO: State of the Art?
Sat, 2 Oct 1999 17:00:34 EDT

In the aftermath of John Grigg's useful cross-posting of recent material from cryonet, I would greatly appreciate an informed update on the state of the art in cryonics. I've been signed up with Alcor for a few years now, and I was pleased to see what appeared to be a grudging acknowledgement that they may be the best of a bad lot.

I discerned from the material John forwarded that the vitrification process Darwin et al. have developed appears to be far superior to past and current methods. Can someone better informed about Alcor's inner workings report on the status of adoption of that technology? I've seen somewhat cryptic references in Alcor's magazine to negotiations being underway between Alcor and 21st Century Medicine (Darwin's group?). Is this meant to indicate that Alcor is attempting to revise its preservation protocol?

Any overview from someone closer to the cryonics cognoscenti would be greatly appreciated.

     Greg Burch     <>----<>
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