X-Message-Number: 10090
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 23:56:39 -0700
From: Hara Ra <>
Subject: Signing up

>If I were to need cyronics within say the next two years, ( which is about 
>the time I expect to sign up as I will be done school and hopefully be 
>gainfully employed,) the chances are I will have died (de-animated, 
>whatever) in some type of accident, (plane crash, car crash, fire etc.) 
>thus the odds of haveing a good suspension are low. 

Cost of a neuro insurance policy at your age is about $4500. That's under 4
years at $100/mo.

We all seem to have an "I'm immortal" meme in our 20s and early 30s. Then
the fact of vulnerability hits home. It is up to you to equate expense vs
odds. Are you aware of Pascal's Wager?

All I can say is no contract = no suspension = 100% death rate. 

And yes, Nano is about as far along as Napier's Rods or Babbage's
Difference Engine was in computing. I don't see much in Nano for about 50
years, then say at 150 - 200 years it will be able to handle the problems
and challenges of cryo patients. If you are really intersted in the long
haul, think that way. Remember, the premise of Nano is that THERE ARE NO
long way from a snail to the SST, but the mechanics of motion are the same.

dddddatssss all....

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