X-Message-Number: 2861
Subject: CRYONICS fear of abuse
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 1994 08:35:55 -0400
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>

> From:  (Kitty te Riele)
> Message-Subject: CRYONICS fear of abuse
> but I still have one major worry. 
> It seems to me that being in suspension is just about the most vulnerable
> position to be in, and suspension patients depend entirely on the goodwill
> and sense of responsibility  of others for respectful and caring treatment.
> My fear is that as a suspension patient I may be subjected to abuse, a
> horrifying thought to me, especially because I would not have any control.
> Perhaps I will be used for experimentation (scientists now use animals for
> experimentation, how can I expect to be treated better by people/creatures
> of the future?). More vividly than that I can imagine being physically
> abused by an opportunistic individual. 

This is of course a concern. However, I believe that the benefits of
possibly remaining alive, healthy, and free instead of dead far
outweigh the possibility that I might be the subject of nefarious
experimentation or exploitation. Being dead is about the worst thing
that can happen to you in my opinion, assuming you have an alternative
that offers some hope. I would rather take the remote possibility of
remaining healthy and alive than the certainty of being dead any time.


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