[ExI] Alcor dumping "grandfathering"? (Max More)

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 16:48:11 UTC 2011

We need to do more to let people know about cryonics, well, not what they
think they know about cryonics but what it is really about.
In particular many people that would be even open to the idea think that
only ultra rich people could pay for it. They don't realize that can be
financed by affordable insurance.
What can be done at the grass level to let other open-minded, future
thinking people know about all this?

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 2:40 AM,  Max More <max at maxmore.com> wrote:
> snip
> >
> > Gaining new members is high on my priority list, starting in the very
> near
> > future. I'm already working on that in some ways, but can really go on
> the
> > offensive in a few months.
> I will be *extremely* disappointed if Alcor does not have a presence
> at the Singularity Summit October 15-16 in New York.
> It's not like it would cost Alcor anything beyond a sign and a few
> pamphlets.  I am sure Ray would give Alcor a table and a few chairs in
> the lobby and the table could be staffed in rotation by Alcor members
> attending the conference anyway.  Sign on the table, "Discuss Cryonics
> Signup Here."  Virtually everyone at that conference is a potential
> Alcor member (except for the 20 or so who are *already* members).
> The WorldCon next year is in Chicago, August 30-September 3, 2012.  It
> not as concentrated with potential members as the Singularity Summit,
> but it's larger.  Lean on Gregory Benford to help, even get him to
> hold a room party.  Get a non-dealer table.   Consider doing it
> jointly with CI.
> Again, it need not cost much at all.  I think there were at least 20
> people signed up for cryonics at the last one, though a lot of them
> were with CI.
> Consider the ISDC conference Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-28, 2012 in
> Washington, D.C.  I will help there if you ask.
> And don't forget Space Access mid April 2012 in Phoenix.  Alcor
> typically has at least half a dozen members there.  Offer group tours
> of the facility.
> And ask the members for ideas and help.  You *can't* do the job by
> yourself!
> Keith Henson
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