[ExI] Jaw-dropping CWRU Alzheimer's breakthrough?

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 14 00:27:45 UTC 2012

>From: Max More <max at maxmore.com>
>To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> 
>Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 3:51 PM
>Subject: Re: [ExI] Jaw-dropping CWRU Alzheimer's breakthrough?
>One way that you can time your exit (and entry into the cryopreservation process) is to refuse food and water. It's not pleasant and requires determination, although some say it gets easier after the first couple of days. This is not treated as a suspicious death if you are already terminal with cancer or something else deadly.
>Alcor members who expect to die soon (you are eligible for hospice care if the doctor thinks you have less than six months) can optimize their cryopreservation by relocating to hospice in Scottsdale and then refuse food and fluids. This leads to a fairly predictable decline with our standby team on hand. In this situation, the time from pronouncement to arrival at Alcor (after administering medications, restoring circulation, and starting cooling) can take less than 30 minutes.
>>I fully accept that given the rather remote chances of resurrection,
>>cryonic suspension of a healthy (or, at least, alive) individual may
>>well be considered as such by some.

Thanks, Max, this is a doable stop gap measure until we can get the insurance industry to write policies specifically for the purpose.
Stefano writes:
>>But why should this be anybody else's business? The reason why we
>>should support even "turist" cryonic suspension, for those willing to
>>take the bet, is the same why we should support the freedom to obtain
>>euthanasia and cremation if one so wishes.

It is ironic that terminally ill patients have to earn the right to die in order to give themselves a chance to live.
Stuart LaForge

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

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