X-Message-Number: 28272
From: "Chris Manning" <>
Subject: new member
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 22:56:24 +1000

I suppose I should introduce myself properly. My name is Chris, I am 49 and I 
live in the Dandenongs near Melbourne (Australia). I recently joined CI but have
not yet completed suspension arrangements. 

In deciding on cryopreservation I have been greatly influenced both by Robert 
Ettinger's book 'The Prospect of Immortality' and James L. Halperin's novel 'The
First Immortal'. In fact I have read everything I can find on the subject of 
cryonics and I am satisfied that there are good grounds for believing it likely 
to work. Partial successes have already been achieved, e.g. revival of simple 
organisms and people alive today who were preserved in liquid nitrogen as 

I wish to be cryopreserved partly out of the desire we all have to go on living,
partly to see whether it will work (although of course if it doesn't work I 
will never know that) and partly because I am passionately curious to know the 
answers to various fundamental questions, such as whether we are alone in the 

 It is not without some fear that I contemplate revival in the distant future, 
 just as I experience some fear when I am boarding a plane, but I still board it
 and I always ask for a window seat.

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is look at my watch, and the 
first thing I will want to know upon being revived is the year. My body may have
been moved during its suspension so I will next want to know where I am (if it 
is not the CI premises in Michigan). In the novel 'The First Immortal', Ben 
Smith hears music by Brahms upon revival. I think I would like 'Songs of Earth 
and Sky' by Bill Douglas.

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