X-Message-Number: 14837
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 14:26:50 -0500
From: david pizer <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #14824 - #14831

Robert Ettinger said:

>Dave Pizer has suggested that people abroad might have better chances by 
>forming their own local cryonics organizations rather than joining a U.S. 
>organization. Some comments:

>First, new organizations abroad are just not likely to be successful or 
>viable any time soon, as history makes pretty clear. The numbers of 
>prospective members are still too small.


I don't think counting the number of foreign members or prospective members
as being small can be identified (known with confidence) as a reason to
predict  why foreign cryonics organizations would have to be smaller than
U.S. companies?

The small number of foreign members or prospective members might be small
only because there are not any foreign cryonics organizations
(organizations in their counties).  Since they must know it will be much
harder to get as good a suspension in dealing with foreign companies (we
are the foreign companies to them), they might not pursue membership as
activly as if there was a cryonics company in their own country.

Most of the cryonics members are in the U.S. and all the cryonics service
organizations are in the U.S.  Is the concentration of members here because
the companies are here, or are the companies here because the members are
here?  - I don't think we can know this without a lot more work.

However, I don't see any reason why people in the U.S. want to survive
*more* than people in the rest of the world.  So if there rest of the world
has so much more population that the U.S.A., then it stands to reason the
long-term potential is much greater out there.

In North America there are 2 and 1/2 cryonics companies.  I think at least
one company could suceed in Europe and North Asia.


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