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Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 07:27:30 EDT
Subject: Re: CryoNet # #19433 Other forms of Suspended animation

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> From: "peter tindale" <>
> Is anyone looking into other forms of suspended animation?
> Hibernation?
> Slowing bodily systems?
> Live long and prosper, H Tindale.

It would be interesting, unfortunately, the market is too small right now to 
suport researches in such other systems. Even in the frame of "classical" 
cryonics, not everyone think of it in the same way. As I understand it, most 
here hope for a nanotech rebuilding of death corpses and a new life. For me, 
it is no more than a religion, I think most organs will be built back using 
stem cells and the brain content will be downloaded to an electronics device 
linked to the new erazed brain.

I don't hope that view will be taken by a majority, I think I must advance 
the relevant brain reader technology. Many think this is OT on cryonics... I 
let them express what they may think about something fully out of cryonics.

About slowing down physiological activity, there is a possibility I have 
never seen on Cryonet (or I don't recall it): It is electric discharges, it 
seems they stop all biological activities. For example someone with a cardiac 
arest for more than five minutes can't recover fully, even if the heart 
starts again. Electrocuted victims may be brought back without permanent 
dammage twenty minutes after a shock. ( M.M. Ravitch, et al., Lightning 
Stroke, New England Journal of Medicine, 264, p. 36-38, 1961) See too 
American Scientist, vol. 57, no 3, p. 306-316, 1969.

It is of prime interest to cryonics to keep biological structure intact, 
early cooling is seen as very important, could electric discharges be used 
too? In France, cooling is forbiden, the electric technology could overcome 
that law problem, even elsewhere it would be useful. The question is: who 
will pay to test it?

Are repetitive discharges a way to keep corpses against decay for a long 
time? Hours? Days? months?

Yvan Bozzonetti.


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