X-Message-Number: 21954
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 00:41:28 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Re: Alternative Preservation Methods

I'm glad to see interest in alternative preservation methods. The concerns 
Ben Best expresses (#21941) have worried me too, particularly the high cost 
of cryonics versus the possibility that some lower-cost option may still be 
adequate for reanimation. (Research is badly needed.) Another thought too 
is that possibly we will be in for some economic hard times that will make 
liquid nitrogen hard to get for a long interval, as suggested by Mark Plus 
(#21945). In this case, a low-maintenance option such as chemo plus 
permafrost burial (or even very good chemo and plain conventional burial or 
some other high-temperature storage) could be the only hope. I remain 
optimistic about cryonics and the economic future, but wish more attention 
were paid to alternatives. Easier said than done, I know. Possibly 
something could be done through the Venturist organization. Contact me 
about this, anyone, if you are interested.

Mike Perry

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