X-Message-Number: 10475
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998 01:06:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: "B. F. Shelton" <>
Subject: Necessary Funds for Research

On Thu, 24 Sep 1998, Charles Platt in CryoNet 10463 wrote:

> Rather, I see two men (Kent and Faloon) who have chosen to spend, in one 
> year, more money than has ever been spent on research in the history of 
> cryonics. This constitutes a singularity. Extrapolating from a 
> singularity does not seem very meaningful to me.
> However, the picture may change in the near future. At the November 
> conference sponsored by 21st Century Medicine, developments may be 
> announced that will encourage some wealthy cryonicists to invest. We'll 
> have to wait and see. If this occurs, once again it will be a result of 
> the efforts of Kent and Faloon. It will not indicate some general 
> longterm trend or common behavior among cryonicists. 

I don't understand this statement.  Do you have some connection with 21st
Century Medicine, that you know of these developments?  And, supposing
that something tangible is announced that would result in "wealthy
cryonicists" deciding to invest in, why would this be "a result of efforts
of Kent and Faloon," whoever they are, as opposed to whatever-it-is
standing on its own merits?  Also, why do you seem to think that if some
really good development arises, "common behavior among cryonicists" would
not support it?


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