Re: A Boot In The Rear (was Nanotechnology..

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 29 Nov 1996 23:37:45 -0500

Paul Wakfer wrote:
> That is the goal of the Prometheus Project of which I am the founder and
> chief promoter. Several members of this list have already made pledges to
> fund this Project to conduct the R&D necessary to achieve fully reverisible
> whole-body human suspended animation within 20 years.

If suspended animation is what you're after, why isn't any effort going
toward hormonal suspension or slowing of metabolic processes? Such drug
induced hybernation in my opinion is much more realizable and most
probably less damaging. The fact that there have been documented cases
of individuals going into spontaneous hybernation for years at a time
makes me wonder why no effort is going on in this area. Surely slowing
people's metabolic rate to 1 heartbeat per minute would not only be a
great interim solution to outright suspension, but advantageous for use
in surgery.

Michael Lorrey
Northstar Technologies Agent
Inventor of the Lorrey Drive
Anything I say can and should be used against me.