X-Message-Number: 2535
Subject: CRYONICS.SCI Funding Research
From:  (Edgar W. Swank)
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 94 09:24:41 PST

In CRYOMSG's 2512 and 2515 Thomas Donaldson and Rich Schroeppel bemoan
that the new "CryoCare" conglomerate of cryonics organizations seems
to have no provision for research. Mike Darwin should speak up here,
but I think he intends to carry on research to the extent he receives
research funding.  Thomas Donaldson already said he gave Mike some
money for research.  I assume until shown otherwise that Mike either
has or intends to use this money for the purpose intended.

The purse for cryonics research now, which could improve our
suspensions, is and will probably remain thin. In years past, ACS has
been a conduit for sometimes substantial tax-deductible donations for
research and we may be again.

But I'm funding (at least some of) my own revival research.  I've left
instructions that a small part of the -growth- of my estate each year
after I'm suspended be used for research that could contribute to my
revival.  Of course this will start off small, but after a few hundred
years could be massive!  I would encourage by fellow cryonauts to make
similar provisions.

 (Edgar W. Swank)
SPECTROX SYSTEMS +1.408.252.1005  Cupertino, Ca

Rate This Message: http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/rate.cgi?msg=2535