I am a support tech at an open source dental practice management software company that Jordan has built. (See:http://www.opendental.com/
) I think the decrease in posting frequency has something to do with the fact that I am using my creative and problem-solving skills at work on a routine basis now, so my brain is not overwhelmingly bored at the end of the day. It is also a longer work week as it is a full time position, so I don't have as much time to spend writing forum posts. (I tend to spend a lot of time on most of my posts.)
From what I've talked to Jordan about (I tend to focus on work while at work so this isn't all that often) the plan for Oregon Cryo is to stick with neuro exclusively, and try to build the local community in that geographical location. There are plenty of health-science related educational and career opportunities in that part of Oregon so there's potential for a lot of really brainy people who actually know what they are doing to get moved in there, or even be recruited from the local populace. Jordan believes the temperate weather will make it easier to build this kind of community in Oregon than in Arizona. I expect the focus in Oregon will be primarily on people who are actually willing to move to the area (especially during retirement or illness), rather than remote services to all areas of the nation.
I hope lots of enthusiastic, competent, rational people will consider moving to the Salem area to join us in the coming years. The more numerous the people involved, the better it will be for economics of scale as well as the sooner it will become mainstream. I think that most of cryonics' problems are related, one way or another, to the picayune scale it is performed on today.
In the long run I think it best to have a moderate sized stabilization-capable community in each geographical region, with a smaller number of relatively large-scale storage centers. Depending how things work out, I may be inclined to travel and help establish competent stabilization options in more regions. I am not comfortable with the idea of waiting for the arrival of people from Florida or Arizona, and I don't think anyone should be... If you fall deathly sick or are getting old, your most rational option is to fly straight to Scottsdale or Detroit. Hopefully Salem will be another good area for this in the near future.