[extropy-chat] Wikipedia page and cryonics

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Apr 14 20:24:19 UTC 2007

On Fri, Apr 13, 2007 at 05:56:32PM -0400, Keith Henson wrote:

> Term life insurance such as through the IEEE might well be under a hundred 
> dollars a year.  It's not best, but some of the policies allow you to 
> convert them to whole lift without being examined.

That sounds awfully cheap. I'm not an IEEE member though, and I'm not sure
what the rates for Alcor membership + transport are for a 40 year old
Eutrashperson. Any european Alcor members in my age bracket want to chime in?
> >To be frank, I'm not impressed with the current quality consistency anywhere.
> Some of that can't be helped.  No organization can compensate for your 
> dying where you are not found for weeks or being at ground zero.

I'm speaking about the so-called best case, which has wildly varying
quality issues. This has not improved a lot over time, and arguably
regressed. Certainly no linear semilog-plot there.
> Frankly I don't think you will need it in 40-50 years if you make it that 
> long.  But perhaps I am being a bit optimistic.

I used to be more optimistic, but the last ~25 years have made me more 
cautious. I'll be very happy with a high likelihood of a decent suspension
in that time frame (40-50 years). Meanwhile, I try to not kill myself
with my supplement regime, and generally try to live more or less healthy.

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