X-Message-Number: 12222
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 09:35:22 EDT
Subject: targeting the big-rich

John Grigg asks about targeting the big-rich as cryonics contributors.

This has been discussed many times, and the bottom line is that--in the 
estimation of everyone I know--they are very poor prospects. 

We realize that a large potential payoff can make a long-shot still worth 
while (some people view cryonics itself this way), but my experience with 
big-rich or influential people--a couple of whom sought ME out!--has not been 
encouraging, and I will not spend my time in this way without some unusually 
promising advance indications.

I know, past is not necessarily a reliable guide. Conditions change and 
people change. But I still see no reason to expect that a personal approach 
to big-rich individuals would justify its cost.

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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