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From:  (Joseph J. Strout)
Newsgroups: sci.cryonics
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 09:34:52 -0700
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In article <>,  (Leo
Safyan) wrote:

>If you have any information at all on the following:
>        -  issues of site selection;  seismic factors?

Some folks downplay seismic danger, but I think it's quite real.  Cryonics
facilities need to be stable for a long time, so avoid building near fault
lines (read: avoid California and Japan!).

>        -  airport accessability?

This is pretty important, though not vital; by the time a cryonics patient
is in an airplane, they should be fairly stable anyway.  An extra hour
driving time won't make that much difference.

>        -  possibility for re-use of nuclear fallout shelters?

I don't think these would be any more ideal than any other building. 
Probably less, since they won't have easily accessible large doors, ramps,
etc. (Dewars are really big.)

>        -  abandoned missile silos?
>        -  mines?  other underground structures?

Again, what's the point?  A building on the corner will be far more
convenient than some abandoned underground dungeon.

>        -  costs of construction, security,  maintenance, etc.

Same as for any other building.

>        -  issues of political intervention/ public opinion

Arizona has reportedly been pretty cooperative with cryonics companies. 
Other territories have been less so.  But I don't think you have to worry
too much about serious interference, unless perhaps you try to build in the
Bible Belt.

>        -  existing cryonic facilities  or potential facilities that can
>            be converted into cryonic facilities

Do a Yahoo search on Cryonics, and you'll find websites for most existing
cryonics companies.

>        -  Symbolism of life and death translated into built form
>        -  cryonics and architecture
>        -  meaning/implications of a cryonic architectural form

What's this?!?  Are you trying to make a statement, or protect the lives of
patients who are nearly dead?  Pick one or the other; don't do both.

>ALSO,  perhaps you can point me to some cryonics web/internet sites or
>related sites that you know of.

Have you even TRIED Yahoo?  It does a great job, and is much faster than
asking News readers to do it for you.

|    Joseph J. Strout           Department of Neuroscience, UCSD   |
|               http://www-acs.ucsd.edu/~jstrout/  |

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