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From: "John de Rivaz" <>
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Subject: New (?) ideas about financing cryopreservation
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 12:51:01 +0100

Interesting idea - there are many Gold and Platinum credit cards around that
have no transaction limit. They can be obtained on the basis of income or
capital (although the latter is seldom advertised).

If someone gave a written undated credit card authorisation to deduct the
sum from their account what would happen on "death"? It may be important to
deduct it before the card company is notified of the "death", but could it
be clawed back? The bank account may be frozen by the ProbatePolice
/authorities by the time the credit card company tries to collect at the end
of the month. Also the estate may need to sell securities to correct an
overdrawn bank account and not be able to do so because of the money
gathering systems of the probate cartel. But could any of this reflect back
to the cryonics organisation?

It seems a lot of legal research needs to be done, but it is likely that
most people who could get a gold card probably have enough assets to have
trust finding of cryonics.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz
my homepage links to Longevity Report, Fractal Report, my singles club for
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----- Original Message ----- > Message #13964
> From: 
> Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 03:25:20 EDT
> Subject: New (?) ideas about financing cryopreservation
>  On a practical side, it would help a lot if cryonics
> organizations would accept credit card. This is the norm
> for sharewares, why not cryonics?
> Yvan Bozzonetti.

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