X-Message-Number: 14280
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 16:08:56 EDT
Subject: addendum

In my earlier post today, I left out of account the statement by Wakfer that, 
if Dr. Pichugin starts working directly for 21CM and brings the INC equipment 
with him, INC will first demand a new contract, ensuring that "any profits 
which ensue from the research results will return to INC for its use to fund 
additional research."

Well, in light of past history, that sounds like a tall order. Even if Saul 
were to agree to something like that, how could it be interpreted and 
enforced? Since everything will be more or less melded together under the 
21CM roof, who can say which results contributed how much to ultimate 
profits? And would INC, assuming it receives some share of profit some time, 
then "fund additional research" elsewhere--some now totally unspecified 

In any case, this prospect leaves the potential donor, from whom Wakfer is 
asking money NOW, in the position of blind trust and hope. 

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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