X-Message-Number: 13856
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 22:02:47 +0000
From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: low-cost brain mummification

>From: Doug Skrecky <>
>Subject: How to arrange brain mummification?

>In Message #13836 Kennita Watson <> wrote:

> >Anyhow, Doug -- In case one of us has a relative (thinking of my
> >mom) who is interested in the future, but doesn't have the money
> >or the initiative to go through the cryonics sign-up process, how
> >would we go about arranging this "low cost brain mummification
> >job", especially on short notice?

>Haven't really thought much about it. You're the first to express
>any interest. Although probably not the best method: one way of
>going about this, would be to have the local funeral director
>remove the brain and place it in a refrigerated container filled
>with alcohol or ethylene glycol, which is packed with silica gel
>beads to remove the water quickly. Silica gel beads are available
>in pet stores, as a premium cat litter.

I'd expect that if there were a well-defined procedure, and an easy 
and reliable way to get it past authorities, there would be quite a 
bit more interest.  Even though the chances of revival are likely 
much less, they may well be great enough that between dramatically 
reduced cost (say, $2000 instead of at least $28,000) and ability 
to have the procedure performed without the elaborate advance 
preparation and ongoing expense of current cryonics contracts, 
there may well be significant interest.

Kennita Watson          |  I vote Libertarian.
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