X-Message-Number: 12218
From: "john grigg" <>
Subject: What cryonics need is a billionaire patron
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 23:47:44 PDT

Hello everyone,

I do not know if what I am bringing up has been on the list before but here 
is my idea.  I was listening to the Art Bell radio show when he had a guest 
on by the name of Robert Bigelow who is a self-made billionaire!  This man 
wishes to put a major chunk of his personal fortune into the development of 
a "cruiseship" spacecraft for wealthy tourists.  The average ticket will run 
a half to a full million dollars!  He claims that within twenty years his 
dream could become a reality.  This is obviously a man of great vision who 
is willing to take a huge chance to turn a dream into reality.

He also has invested money to investigate flying saucers and cattle 
mutilations which he believes are real and of extra-terrestrial origin.  I 
realize many of you would disagree with him on this but what I am pointing 
out is he is willing to invest money in things seen as strange and 
unrewarding by most extremely wealthy people.  And he has given money for 
medical research also in the millions of dollars!

Has anyone from the cryonics movement ever really tried to contact Robert 
Bigelow?  With the right approach from a Robert Ettinger or Charles Platt he 
might be swayed our way.  Then again Saul Kent may be just the man for the 
job.  Time for an old "millionaire to billionaire heart to heart talk!"

Does the cryonics movement even really need his money?  Is the movement 
basically self-sufficient at this point?  What would be on a cryonics 
leader's "wish-list" that Robert Bigelow could provide??  Research dollars 
are the first thing that come to mind and debt payment the second.  But then 
which cryonics firm would he ally with or would he help all the major ones 

I hope to hear especially from Robert Ettinger and Saul Kent about this 
important matter.  With his interest and financial power just think what 
could be accomplished!!!  Let us think postitively on this matter ladies and 


John Grigg

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