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by bwowk
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Cell Repair Technologies
Topic: When will we revive the first cryopreserved patient?
Replies: 38
Views: 8540

Re: When will we revive the first cryopreserved patient?

Ken Hayworth has indicated in private correspondence that he was badly misquoted . He actually said something like: Many people today assume that the chances of cryonics working is really low like .001 percent. We need to get more research into cryonics and other preservation methods so that we can ...
by bwowk
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Cell Repair Technologies
Topic: When will we revive the first cryopreserved patient?
Replies: 38
Views: 8540

Re: When will we revive the first cryopreserved patient?

Ken Hayworth is a public Alcor member and signatory on the Scientists' Open Letter on Cryonics.

http://www.evidencebasedcryonics.org/sc ... -cryonics/

August 8 edit:

Ken was badly misquoted. See my later message below for details.
by bwowk
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Financial
Topic: Why I'm quitting Alcor -- they now have the math all wrong
Replies: 14
Views: 3987

Re: Why I'm quitting Alcor -- they now have the math all wro

To my own chagrin, I must admit that the argument that a person who prefers Alcor could be better off by making arrangements with another organization and switching to Alcor at old age seems financially sound. It's a tragedy of the commons. If everybody did it, storage would go on, but the cryopres...
by bwowk
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Financial
Topic: Why I'm quitting Alcor -- they now have the math all wrong
Replies: 14
Views: 3987

Re: Why I'm quitting Alcor -- they now have the math all wro

CMS fees are now a substantial part of the annual fee burden of Alcor members. http://www.alcor.org/BecomeMember/standby.html CMS fees go into a dedicated CMS Fund from which Alcor pays for standby/stabilization/transport costs and bills certain ongoing readiness expenses. I personally believe that ...
by bwowk
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Wearable devices
Replies: 11
Views: 2006

Re: Wearable devices

I think the chances of a cardiac arrest alarm (as distinct from a distress alarm) saving a cryonicist's life are low. The reason is that outside of a hospital, EMS response to a cardiac arrest is not going to be fast enough to resuscitate anyone. This means that a cardiac arrest alarm is effectively...
by bwowk
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Alcor Co-Founder Fred Chamberlain is Cryopreserved
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: Alcor Co-Founder Fred Chamberlain is Cryopreserved

Believe me, there is a big difference between someone believing you are wrong about whether a person is dead vs. believing your intention is resurrection. The former is being wrong, the latter is taboo. Put another way, the difference may not be in the perceived creepiness of the "dead" cryonicists....
by bwowk
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Web site
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Web site

Thanks, and thanks for noticing the spurious "forum" directory. It was an artifact of some troubleshooting in the initial hours after the site design switch, and has since been deleted. Also, anyone who mistypes "forum" will now be redirected to the correct "forums". For anyone visiting the main web...
by bwowk
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Financial
Topic: Grandfathered Underfunding Solution Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 7226

Re: Grandfathered Underfunding Solution Thread

Thanks, Max, for your long and thoughtful post. Your post did come to the board's attention. Without stipulating to any inadequacy of the Cryopreservation Agreement wording in the strictly legal sense, it is agreed that the wording could be made clearer. Pursuant to the comments here, I believe it w...
by bwowk
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: The Alcor tattoo
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: The Alcor tattoo

Only do it if you've saved up enough money to have the tattoo removed and redone when the phone number changes. I'm not being entirely facetious.
by bwowk
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Financial
Topic: A Critical Look at Comprehensive Member Standby (CMS)
Replies: 14
Views: 3221

Re: A Critical Look at Comprehensive Member Standby (CMS)

I just don't like extra fees. I don't like extra fees for CMS, I don't like Alcor dues. I prefer that all of these "services" be paid for by the cost of the cryopreservation. So that whatever Alcor needs to do, is done properly, and cost-efficiently. If that means I have to pay $150k, or $200k for ...