X-Message-Number: 12028
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 17:25:20 +0100
From:  (John de Rivaz)
Subject: Re: Resistance To Cryonics

In article: <>  writes:
> My guess is that there are ,many closet cryonicists waiting for a safer
> opportunity to express their support.

I was in that position once. This was one reason for starting Longevity 
Report - by collecting articles from diverse sources, many in my own country 
and sending free copies to people around me I could demonstrate that there 
are other articulate people interested in the same subject, men and women, 
young and old.

In the early days my then companion Karen said "no women would contemplate 
such things" - she was proved wrong by letters and articles from women 
readers. My parents opined that young people may want to live for ever, but 
older people like them are tired of life. Bob Brakeman's article on Charles 
Amlin <http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Sauna/3748/lr27.htm#The Saga of > 
suggested otherwise. None of these people themselves turned to cryonics, but 
at least they respect my position with it.

Today the Internet makes this sort of thing easy, but the march of progress 
will indeed open up other doorways through which closet cryonicists will 

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
my homepage links to Longevity Report, Fractal Report, my singles club for 
people in Cornwall, music, Inventors' report, an autobio and various other 
projects:       http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/JohndeR

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