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Xref: info.physics.utoronto.ca news.answers:30055 sci.answers:1639 sci.cryonics:1796 Path: cantaloupe.srv.cs.cmu.edu!tsf From: tsf+@cs.cmu.edu (Timothy Freeman) Newsgroups: sci.cryonics,news.answers,sci.answers Subject: Cryonics FAQ 8: Communications Supersedes: Followup-To: sci.cryonics Date: 1 Oct 1994 07:02:39 GMT Organization: Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science Lines: 57 Approved: news-answers-request@MIT.Edu Expires: 14 Nov 1994 07:01:42 GMT Message-ID: References: NNTP-Posting-Host: pop.cs.cmu.edu Summary: This posting contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers about cryonics, the practice of carefully preserving very recently clinically and legally dead people in hopes that they can be revived in the future. It should be read by anyone interested in posting to sci.cryonics and by anyone who finds the prospect of certain death irritating. Archive-name: cryonics-faq/part8 Cryonics Frequently Asked Question List Section 8: Communications Last Modified Wed Dec 1 14:36:42 1993 (You can fetch cryomsg "n" by sending mail to kqb@whscad1.att.com or to kevin.q.brown@att.com with the subject line "CRYOMSG n". There is more about this in the answer to question 8-2. The index to this FAQ list is cryomsg "0018.1". ) Copyright 1993 by Tim Freeman. See the end of Section 1 for restrictions on redistribution. 8-1. How can I get more information? Steve Bridge's "Introduction to Cryonics" gives a quick, three-page overview of cryonics. This overview is cryomsg 972. For a more detailed introduction, including a discussion of the scientific evidence that freezing injury may be repairable, read the booklet "Cryonics: Reaching for Tomorrow", which is available from the Alcor Life Extension Foundation (Question 6-4 has the address). It includes an extensive Question and Answer section. The books "Engines of Creation" and "Unbounding the Future", by K. Eric Drexler, et al. describe nanotechnology (also called molecular nanotechnology or molecular engineering). This is the kind of technology needed to revive anyone preserved with today's methods of cryonic suspension. The largest three suspension organizations each have newsletters. For contact information about on them, see the answer to Question 6-4. 8-2. What is a cryomsg? How do I fetch one? There has been a cryonics mailing list since July 1988. To subscribe, send mail to kqb@whscad1.att.com or to kevin.q.brown@att.com. Cryomsg's are mostly the archived messages from this mailing list. To get a cryomsg, send mail to kqb@whscad1.att.com or to kevin.q.brown@att.com with the subject "CRYOMSG nnn nnn" where the nnn's are the numbers of the cryomsg's you want. Also, all cryomsg's referenced in this FAQ (and a few others) are available by anonymous FTP from pop.cs.cmu.edu, directory "/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/tsf/Public-Mail/cryonics/archive". You will need to give the entire directory path at once to FTP, rather than the commands "cd /afs" "cd cs.cmu.edu" and so forth, because the directories at the beginning of the path are protected from anonymous FTP access. Cryomsgs numbers 100, 200, ..., 900 have one line summaries of the preceding 100 cryomsg's. Message number 0000 has a top level index, and message number 0001 has the subjects of all of the messages. Message 0004 has a list of cryonics suspension organizations and also cryonics-related organizations and publications. Message 0005 is entitled "Suggested reference messages for new subscribers".

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