X-Message-Number: 20158
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 10:08:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Driven FromThePack <>
Subject: Cryonics and profit

Saby wrote:
I understand that arguing if there is a god or not is

that's nothing: the identity "discussions" have been
ongoing virtually since cryonet started back in 1989!

but does any one know which cryonics company makes a
profit and what non-profit or not for profit or not
making a profit or whatever means.


Good question. AFAIK, no cryo organization has EVER
made a meaningful profit--and none have ever been in
the position to do so, even if profits were the
objective of those cryo orgs. 

Cryonics as it is now and in the past, is not
something that makes a profit.

You can really understand cryonics as something of a
religion--it taps into the same parts of the brain,
and uses much the same mechanisms as a church or
organized religion. That's a Good Thing--that can help
cryonics survive.

However, if cryonics ever takes off--and I suspect it
will in a decade or 2--then some cryo org might make a

As for what "nonprofit" itself means, in the larger
sense, that word has a legal and regulatory
definition, which you can determine using google.

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