X-Message-Number: 19408
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 09:12:57 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #19406 - #19407

Hi everyone!

Questions for David Stodolsky: just who was in the group to which
you gave your presentation? We already know that some groups, like
computer people, seem to be a bit more favorable than others to the
idea even of cryonics, not to mention life prolongation.

Others may be even less favorable than average.

In any case, if 1 out of 30 raises their hand in the GENERAL POPULATION,
that is over 300,000 in a group of 1 million people, a pretty substantial
number. To put it another way, out of 30 million people there will
be 1 million who want life prolongation, even at the age of 30.

It would also be very interesting to know how many would raise their
hands in groups of different ages ie. what happens if you ask 40 or
50 year old people?

As a private opinion (which may not be borne out) I noticed the word
"existential" in your title, and suspect that you may have given your
presentation to a group LESS interested in life prolongation than 
average. I will leave unexpressed what I think are the general ideas
of such a group.

		Best wishes and long long life for all,

			Thomas Donaldson

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