X-Message-Number: 27769
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 21:49:55 -0500
From: Joseph Bloch <>
Subject: Re: Ben Best's survey
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Marta Sandberg wrote:

>I have always assumed that is why cryonics originally was dominated by young 
>computer oriented, white American men.  There is no particular reason why 
>women, or poets, or New Zealanders, or anybody else should not become 
>cryoncisits   but we haven't pitched the message to them yet.
>We are breaking out of our  ghetto'.  I am not a man.  Randolfe isn't young. 
>You aren't  . . . . [please fill in the blank]

I've felt for a while that the appeal of cryonics to the young was 
somewhat misplaced.

It makes sense that the young would be more accepting of new ideas and 
technologies, but from a practical point of view, it seems like the 
enormous wave of Baby Boomers who are approaching elderhood, and whose 
collective psychology is somewhat self-absorbed, would be an ideal 
recruiting ground for cryonics. They're seeing death loom before them, 
there are a gazillion of them, and they think the world revolves around 
them. They need to hear the cryonics pitch, often and articulately. They 
are prime candidates.

The deal, of course, would be sealed if we could only revivify a dog, or 
a cat, or even a mouse, under scientific conditions...


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