X-Message-Number: 13164
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: Re: success of promotional activities
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 100 11:30:40 +1100 (EST)

Hi everyone!
One major reason Alcor members havent engaged in lots of promotion is very
simple. Many organizations exist solely to promote a set of ideas;
political organizations, including Objectivists, and doing just that.
The purpose of cryonics organizations is to get their members suspended
when that becomes necessary. And doing THAT requires lots of energy which
in other organizations goes to get people to join.

As Ive said before, there is another problem, too: most attempts at
promoting cryonics (either in general or for a specific organization)
simply HAVE NOT WORKED. Perhaps some new method could work, perhaps
not, but after continuing for 35 years now, the existence of some 
other method than personal contact does not look to seasoned cryonics
as a likely possibility.

And incidentally: will all those who raise such possibilities please 
tell us whether or not they have themselves signed up for suspension?
Or is it instead something they intend to do in the future, when cryonics
is bigger?

			Best and long long life to all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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