X-Message-Number: 13816
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 09:45:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Skrecky <>
Subject: non-standard "cryonics"

> 2)  freezing and "technically" burrying the body.   For example, frozen 
> storeage in a vault located underground....   I don't want to start a 

> technical debate here, but what if the "coffin" happens to be a cryostat that

> meets the "technical" definition of burial in the way it is stored ?
Canada has some cemetaries located in "permafrost", though such storage at
near freezing temperatures is by itself of little use for cryonics

> 3)  What about countries with "family vaults" in which corpses are stored 
> above the ground or with traditions of mummification.      Is there any way 
> to meet this issue.         
Freeze-drying is not currently an option, but chemical stabilization 
of the brain, combined with dehydration appears to be  easy enough to
arrange. There seems to be no interest in this option.

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