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From: "John de Rivaz" <>
References: <>
Subject: Re: "peak" experiences
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 15:44:04 +0100

Peak experiences, fresh air:

I moved to a site some 1/8 of a mile from the sea in  Cornwall (UK) 21 years
ago and still appreciate the fresh air. I only have to go a for a few miles
along the inland road system to realise how appalling the air is in most


The concentration of people in cities is orders of magnitude than the
overall crowding on the planet. I haven't noticed medical treatment being
withheld in the cities, so even if the overall level of crowding reached the
peak values observed in cities, compulsory euthanasia is unlikely to result.
A cryopreserved patient capable of reanimation is just another patient,
after all. The Internet could well reduce the need for cities and in
population may be more evenly spread in future.

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

> From: Jan Coetzee <>
> Subject: "peak" experiences
> I think all pleasures are relative. E.g. a miner that that returns to
> the surface can enjoy fresh air. If he quits mining he will soon forget
> how to enjoy fresh air.
Dave Pizer wrote:
> If it takes 50 years to bring back the patients, the world may be so
> crowded by then that even though we can do it, the  powers in charge may
> not allow it.

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