[extropy-chat] WSJ: A Cold Calculus Leads Cryonauts To Put Assets on Ice

Joseph Bloch transhumanist at goldenfuture.net
Tue Jan 24 02:27:54 UTC 2006

I've seriously considered doing something similar for myself (inspired 
by James L. Halpren's book "The First Immortal").

Granted that the universe of those signed up for cryonics is incredibly 
small, and a stark minority even among Transhumanists, I cannot help but 
wonder if there isn't some sort of business opportunity for a company to 
sell such financial management services as a trust, with all the funds 
being pooled and then doled out proportionally. My knowledge of such 
matters (both financial and legal) is small, but I would think it would 
be doable, if only there were a large enough pool of interested parties 
and funds to make it work.

 From this article, it seems that there might be...


Amara Graps wrote:

> The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about a trust fund,
> collected by oneself, after one is reanimated from cryonics suspension.
> http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB113780314900652582-3NZCCoZBW7UHDmouEOrkzkalkfY_20060129.html?mod=blogs 
> A Cold Calculus Leads Cryonauts To Put Assets on Ice
> With Bodies Frozen, They Hope to Return Richer;
> Dr. Thorp Is Buying Long
> January 21, 2006; Page A1
> You can't take it with you. So Arizona resort operator David Pizer has
> a plan to come back and get it.
> Like some 1,000 other members of the "cryonics" movement, Mr. Pizer
> has made arrangements to have his body frozen in liquid nitrogen as
> soon as possible after he dies. In this way, Mr. Pizer, a heavy-set,
> philosophical man who is 64 years old, hopes to be revived sometime in
> the future when medicine has advanced far beyond where it stands
> today.
> And because Mr. Pizer doesn't wish to return a pauper, he's taken an
> additional step: He's left his money to himself.
> (see the article for the rest)
> Amara

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