X-Message-Number: 14843
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 10:24:41 EST
Subject: foreign members, organizations

Dave Pizer suggests that Europe and Asia might be able to support one or more 
new cryonics organizations.

I still think history suggests otherwise, for the near term. The USA  is 
indeed different from other countries, in varying degree, in several ways. 

Also--especially for Asia--the differences between Asian countries may be 
just as great as between the individual countries and the USA, and the 
distances also great.

But it isn't a case of either-or. Why should Eurpeans wait until--maybe, some 
day--a reliable European organization exists? In fact, if Europeans and 
others join CI, for example, they can still form a European organization 
later, and probably much more easily with their CI experience to draw upon. 
Very little money would be "wasted," if any, and time and lives might be 

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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