X-Message-Number: 4592
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 1995 23:57:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: Robin Helweg-Larsen <>
Subject: Perspective

I am really enjoying all the conversations at the moment.

Future generations will look back in envy at the civility and sense of 
common purpose between the cryonics groups.

They will envy, too, the glorious drama of lives when the very possibility 
of immortality was only a slim chance for a rare individual, when the 
struggle to attain it involved a Promethean hubris, when every 
participant had to be so totally aware and in control of their own destiny.

This is the moment of the greatest discontinuity in human history, so 
that the very word "human" will require redefining.  I am proud to be 
here now, and proud too of the graciousness and magnanimity that is so 
usually expressed.  In itself, this sense of delight and pride in the 
cryonics movement challenges me to contribute a greater effort.


Robin HL

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