X-Message-Number: 13134
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: differences between Alcor and CI
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 100 00:47:46 +1100 (EST)


I am not an officer, only a member of Alcor. You can send your query to
Fred Chamberlain, current President of Alcor. He may not answer himself
but will certainly pass on your message. His email address is:


I have never been a suspension member of CI, but so far as I know there
are TWO main reasons for the differences in minimum cost (neither CI nor
Alcor treats these money sums as PRICES. They are the minimum amount you
must provide if you want to be suspended --- if you provide less, then
the cryonics society cannot promise to keep you suspended).

The first difference is simple: I believe Alcor is more cautious in
terms of the amount it requires as a minimum. The second reason for the
difference requirements is more complex: Alcor people believe that they
can affect the success of your suspension by taking more care in a variety
of different ways. Their methods are more elaborate and require more 
volunteers to do. 

Yes, it may turn out that Alcors methods are no better than those of CI.
But that is just one more instance of caution. The best way to work out 
the differences for yourself is to email Fred Chamberlain and ask for 
answers to your question. Alcor has a variety of material it can send you.
answers to your questions. Alcor has a variety of material it can send
you, and if you are interested will even give you a tour (IF, that is,
no emergency suspension is in progress).

			Best and long long life,

				Thomas Donaldson

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