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From: email@example.com (Timothy Freeman)
Subject: Cryonics FAQ 8: Communications
Date: 1 Oct 1994 07:02:39 GMT
Organization: Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science
Expires: 14 Nov 1994 07:01:42 GMT
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com.
Cryomsg's are mostly the archived messages from this mailing list.
To get a cryomsg, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to
email@example.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
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".