Millions of patientsSeptember 26 2009 at 9:32 PM
|Luke Parrish (Login lsparrish)|
Response to I don't know shy Luke refers to millions of patients-- we could design a new system now.
Sure, domes are good for for relatively small-scale cryonics too.
I just mention large-scale cryonics because it is going to be way more cost-effective. To freeze a million people would only cost 100 times as much as to cryopreserve a thousand people. Domes would probably be the most cost-effective way to create sizable insulated structures.
Establishing and emphasizing that cheap cryonics is possible on a large scale could make a big difference in the number of people who seriously consider it for themselves. So many of the arguments against it seem to be based on cost and percieved ecological damage or selfishness. The fact is it is would be unselfish for everyone to choose cryonics because it would bring down the cost for everyone else. It would be less ecologically damaging because the energy usage per person would be reduced. Compared to burial or cremation, it could actually have a significantly reduced environmental impact.