X-Message-Number: 12099
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: for Jan Coetzee
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 22:54:47 +1000 (EST)

To Jan Coetzee:

Yes, you bring up a very good point. Even now it would be quite unwise to 
depend on future advances in aging research to give us the years we want.

I myself may even be an example to show the kinds of problems we must all
think about. I did not know I'd get a brain tumor in 1988 at all, and 
believed confidently that when I finally got a "fatal" disease I would be
of some high age, 70 or above at least. (But unlike all the people to whom 
you allude, I had already signed up for cryonic suspension). And so it was 
with shocked surprise I learned that I had a possibly fatal brain tumor...
though even then, the thought that I could still be suspended lessened 
the shock and mental turmoil.

			Best wishes and long long life to all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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