X-Message-Number: 13637
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 09:54:29 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #13630 - #13635

Several comments:

1. First of all, to any reader who subscribes to my periodical
   PERIASTRON, I apologize for the lateness of the March 2000 
   issue. It is not late for any reasons dealing with the fact 
   that I have taken up residence in Australia again; the reasons
   are purely personal, even though they've eaten up lots of time
   I would have otherwise spent on putting together PERIASTRON.
   This is the latest it has ever been. I will be having it printed
   and mailing it out some time on Wednesday or Thursday.

2. I plan to send personal messages, but one thing these most
   recent cryonets seem to lack is a lack of discussion of advances
   in cryonics research. Yes, ever since Saul Kent and Bill Faloon
   got together to support such research, it has existed. I am
   particularly interested in advances which happened after the
   1998 Seminar.

3. And finally, for those who have read my message about setting
   up cryonics in areas where it does not now exist: I am basically
   suggesting that you join an existing cryonics society to start,
   and then do whatever extra planning (including setting up people
   who will help you if you cannot act for yourself --- something
   which often happens when you get ill enough to die --- in return
   for you doing the same for them).

   I hardly claim that this is a complete solution, but it is a start.
   And everyone has ties, including their jobs (if they are still
   working) to where they live now, wherever that may be. It is going
   to be a whole lot harder to migrate than to set up a scheme by
   which you can be suspended in the most likely cases (some warning
   that you are likely to die). Moreover, no law forbids you from
   coming to the US to die there, while lots of immigration laws
   make it hard to come to the US to live there. I hope that this
   issue is plain.

   As for that extra planning, it is not trivial at all. But it IS
   doable, and moreover provides a start, while wishing about 
   immigration to wherever is unlikely to work for many people.

			Best and long long life to all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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