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From: David Stodolsky <uunet!mcvax!diku.dk!stodol>
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[In msg #111] Thomas Donaldson <> said:
> Now cryonics societies of course can enter into contracts, etc.  If and
> when cryonics becomes "respectable" a cryonics society could enter into
> arrangements (just like a bank) to protect itself from
> financial failure.  Such arrangements are only for the future now.
"Respectable", that's the word. When a cryonics society is not respectable 
enough to enter into arrangements to protect itself from
financial failure, then it will not likely get customers. My idea is to get a 
respectable insurance company to have a vested interest in seeing suspended 
persons reanimated. My impression is that this would be a contract between 
the insurance company and the cryonics society.

If the suspended person were destroyed, the insurance company would stop 
paying support fees and keep the capital. If they pushed and had people 

reanimated too soon, then the rehabilitation expense would eat up the capital.
If the person was kept suspended unnecessarily long, maybe the insurance 
company would sue the cryonics society.

Assume there are thousands of suspended persons, and each is backed by a 
capital of $100,000 that cannot be released until reanimation. This could get 
somebody in the insurance company to think that supporting cryonics 
research was quite a profitable idea.

David S. Stodolsky, PhD      Routing: <@uunet.uu.net:>
Department of Psychology                  Internet: <>
Copenhagen Univ., Njalsg. 88                  Voice + 45 31 58 48 86
DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark                  Fax. + 45 31 54 32 11

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