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From: "John de Rivaz" <>
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Subject: Re: free suspensions for celebrities
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 16:04:32 +0100

Although I am largely in agreement with what Steve Bridge says about free
cryopreservations for celebrities, there are some examples where the fees
are paid by someone else and where the person involved has taken an active
and useful part in the movement.

Maybe a better solution would be for cryopreservation members to look around
them in their own lives and consider people who may fit into that category.
Is there someone you know with special skills that tends to be enthusiastic
about things (s)he joins? Put together a case and send it in confidence to
your cryonics service provider. Or better still, if you have used investment
rather than insurance for your own cryopreservation and you are now
substantially overfunded, consider using some of that so there is zero cost
to your cryonics service provider. This is very, very difficult I know, and
the chance to do it may only happen once in a conventional lifetime. But
only one or two people who are fortunate enough to be able follow up this
idea could make a big difference.

Sincerely, John de Rivaz:  http://John.deRivaz.com for websites including
Cryonics Europe, Longevity Report, The Venturists, Porthtowan, Alec Harley
Reeves - inventor, Arthur Bowker - potter, de Rivaz genealogy,  Nomad .. and

> From: 
> Subject: Re: free suspensions for celebrities
> From Steve Bridge
> In my experience at this (27 years and counting), offering free
> to ANYONE leads them to treat cryonics as a lark, at best.  The free
> aren't seriously committed.

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