X-Message-Number: 14895
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 20:57:39 EST
Subject: 300

Cryonics Institute has now grown to 300 members.

Pitiful--after about 38 years of cryonics publicity and 24 years since CI was 

On the other hand, membership has about doubled in three years, much better 
than previous rates of growth, and better than other organizations, although 
still pitiful relative to the need and the potential.

From an abstract point of view, it looks good. The wind is at our backs. 
Barring unforeseen calamities, the cryonics movement and immortalism will 
thrive in the longer term and millions of lives will be saved, billions of 
lives greatly extended.

But that will be cold comfort to those who miss their chance, or whose loved 
ones miss their chance. What is needful is for each individual to think 
seriously about what he or she can realistically do, right now. We don't need 
grandiose schemes or zealotry, just a sober facing of the facts and a quiet 
determination to do, without unnecessary delay, what you know should be done 
and what is within your power. 

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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