X-Message-Number: 14277
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 10:56:51 -0700
From: Kennita Watson <>
Subject: call for input

Hi all --

In preparation for my Worldcon panel, I'd like some input on why and
how the science fiction version(s) of cryonics won't/can't work. I
think I'll want ammunition of the form "even if <x> then <y>":
\"Even if ... "we could cool at absolute zero", "we could create
supersonic winds", "we could create <x>% humidity", "you could live
with <x> blood", etc.

Basically, why can't we go into and out of cryosleep like Demolition
Man? Does it violate laws of physics, or do we just not know how
yet? Can you think of other movies that involve cryopreservation (I
can only think of Sleeper and Dark Star off the top of my head)?
Most suspended animation doesn't count because it's at room

Please help.  I can guess, but I'd rather have some harder data.

Kennita Watson          |  I vote Libertarian.
     |      Find out why.
http://www.kennita.com  |           http://www.lp.org/intro

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