X-Message-Number: 27529
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 11:13:23 EST
Subject: HALLELUJAH.  Pizer Publicity Breakthrough! And a VITAL REQUEST!

In a message dated 1/26/2006 5:00:19 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  

Message  #27527
From: "Trudy Pizer" <>
Subject: Cryonics  publicity
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 22:29:22 -0800

I have been told  that the ABC Good Morning America interview that appeared 
this morning can be  seen on their website.  I think it is   ----    


(Rudi writing)
WOW!  The Good Morning America piece is the BEST PR yet!  Thank  you, Dave 
and Trudy Pizer! 

My ONLY concern with this outstanding  publicity, AND the WSJ article, is 

that it would seem abundantly clear from both  of these otherwise great articles
that cryonics is ONLY for very wealthy  business people.
I have personally shown both of these items to several people.  The  result 
was an increase in the credibility of cryonics.  But also a  reinforcement of 
the misconception that "Cryonics is for wealthy old  geezers!"
PLEASE, PLEASE, folks, when your "fifteen minutes of cryonics fame"  
occurs...mention and stress that MOST people fund their suspension with life  

insurance!  And that cryonics IS affordable through life insurance for most  
people at 
the daily cost of a double latte' at Starbucks!
There is going to be enough resentment and resistance to this idea for  

various reasons we are all familiar with.  What we DON'T need is the  additional
animosity generated by the culture of envy that much is  endemic in much 
populist media and attitudes.  
Huge numbers of people already don't like or trust the very rich.   Admit it, 
even those of us who think we know better may harbor a bit of envy  regarding 
"rich dudes who have it made." 
Doesn't it seem possible that notion that the ultra rich are the only ones  
who have a shot at cryonics will create yet another barrier to popular  
acceptance of this vital idea?  
And we can fix this one SO easily, by the simple mention that most folks  
fund their SUSPENSION and their CRYONICS TRUSTS through the magic leverage of  
life insurance!
Other than that, my personal CONGRATULATIONS to the Pizers, Tanya Jones,  and 
all associated with this enormous publicity  "coup".   We are going to see 
some action from this, I  believe...!

Warmly and Professionally Yours,  For Centuries,


Rudi Richard Hoffman CFP  CLU

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