X-Message-Number: 19488
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 08:37:48 -0400
From: Robin Helweg-Larsen <>
Subject: BBC Health: Vote Now!

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Here's how it's playing in the UK on the BBC home page (as of 8:30 a.m.
Eastern, which is 1:30 p.m. in the UK)

  Would you consider cryonic suspension for yourself?

  Cryonic suspension is the term used to described a process
  whereby the brain, head, or whole body is stored and
  preserved in extremely low temperatures, with a view to
  revival sometime in the future. The process involves (soon
  after legal death) restoring the circulatory and respiratory
  systems through an artificial blood pump and artificial lung
  machine, administering various drugs into the body/organ
  and the finally total submergence into liquid nitrogen.
  Critics of the practise are furious and blast religious and
  ethical arguments such as 'man trying to play God' and
  'science going to far'. No human being has ever been
  successfully brought back to life after cryonic suspension.


Have we ever seen numbers like these before?  I remember discussions a
couple of years ago, about "Are we ready, when the huge growth in
inquiries and applications comes..."  Well, are we?

I don't think Glenn or Bush would feel any need to make anti-cryonics
statements, if they are aware of numbers like these.

Robin HL


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