X-Message-Number: 9044
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 09:34:03 -0800
From: Marty Nemko <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #9037 - #9040
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> In Message #9036, Marty Nemko <> wrote:

> >Does signing up for cryonic suspension make any more or less sense now> >that
it appears that human cloning will soon be possible?  For
> >example,in 10-20 years, it may be possible to attach a new, young cloned
> >body to my head.

Thank you, Joe Strout, for your response. What you say makes sense, 
especially that a cloned body onto an aging head doesn't solve the 
problem of an aging brain.  I also agree that the telomerase research 
holds greater potential for affecting the decision to sign up than does 
the cloning research.  

I am in the process of signing up, but given the rapidity with which 
life-extension-related findings seem to be emanating, I would suspect 
that the motivation of folks, especially younger folks, to sign up for 
cryonics may decline.  How ironic that the thing we all want--the 
promise of life extension--may, at least in the short run, affect the 
financial viability of cryonics organizations.  Agree/disagree?

Marty Nemko


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