X-Message-Number: 30799
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 07:26:31 -0700
From: "Keith Henson" <>
Subject: de Rivaz

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 2:00 AM, John de Rivaz wrote:

> The only way to make doctors listen would be to do the same, and
> maybe even pay them to attend and offer

I recently talked to an emergency physician who was very interested
when I started talking about cryonics.  In face, he independently came
up with the head only option as a cost saving mechanism!  He told me
that most doctors are aware of nanotechnology and the extreme changes
it will bring to their profession, so you don't have to start from
zero.  Doctors hold a lot of specialty conventions.  It might be worth
offering to talk about cryonics to them.  If this guy was typical, we
would have a lot of interest.

DSS wrote:

> The explanation previously offered for the failure of cryonics to sell
> widely was the inability to demonstrate reversible suspension.

The doctor mentioned above thought that frozen and revived human
embryos were a proof in principle.

I am not suggesting Alcor or CI spend serious money on this, but it
might be interesting to see if doctors are as a group more responsive.
 Times have changed and the essential knowledge that makes cryonics a
reasonable bet is much more widespread than it was two decades ago.

It's in our own interest to get doctors more familiar with cryonics
even if we don't sign any up.


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