X-Message-Number: 13630
From: "John de Rivaz" <>
Subject: Re: Expansion
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 11:07:29 +0100

LN2 isn't a problem - it is often regarded as a waste product when liquid
oxygen is extracted from the air. Liquid oxygen is required in vast
quantities by industry or just as a way of getting pressurised oxygen gas
for welding and similar processes.

The political risks are more difficult, it is simply a matter of whether
some pressure group gets anxious that cryonics may harm it and sets up a
scare campaign. On the basis that cryonics encourages people to save money
and that usually governments like their citizens saving money then
governments should like cryonics.

There are many legal obstructions to cryonics as things stand at present.
Therefore the legal profession as a group can expect fee income from
cryonics and if cryonics expands so will the fee income. The legal
profession is grossly over-represented in most legislatures (ie the ratio of
lawyers to other people is greater in legislatures compared to the outside
world), and therefore its subconscious evolution of systems to increase the
profession as a whole's income should bias against an outright ban. However
we have seen one such deliberate ban appear in British Columbia, and
existing laws in France and Japan appear to make matters difficult.

It may be, though, if cryonics were to grow in other countries these bans
will be overturned due to pressure from freedom groups and indeed the legal
profession's maximising its business. I have it at the back of my mind that
transplant surgery has only recently appeared in Japan. Would it have done
so if it wasn't first available in most other countries?

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://geocities.yahoo.com/longevityrpt

TN <> wrote in message
> Memory is short sometimes, this has been up before but needs a refresh. If
> some of us can make Cryonics expand a lot, isnt there some political risks
> and are there LN enough and cheap to produce for many more?
> --
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