Pixie dust? Hmmmmm, that's for flying, not dying. Maybe there are other varieties.
One of my first observations, after stumbling into the field of cryonics, was that people should be working toward statutory changes that would optimize cryopreservation attempts. Many times, I've put forth that the ideal situation would be one in which legalized assisted suicide for terminal patients signed up for cryopreservation was carried out, via perfusion. They would be anesthetized and then cooled, just as patients are, in the initial steps of heart surgery. (Fallout from my conventional medicine friends will probably follow this post, but they are more forgiving than the cryonics community. They allow me to straddle the fence, usually responding with laughter, rather than outrage.)
Having participated in profound hypothermia with circulatory arrest procedures, in conventional medicine, my curiosity was piqued by the idea of cryonics. It's more of a "science experiment," than anything else, to me; I really want to know to what point the boundaries of existing hypothermic arrest procedures can be extended. Unfortunately, organizations such as Alcor and Suspended Animation often seem (probably unintentionally) hellbent on making sure that little science experiment is never allowed to be carried out, under the ideal conditions. Working toward the goal of changing laws and regulations would require the organizations to behave respectably, and professionally, using qualified personnel. When people persist in making a total mockery of existing science and technology, upon which their endeavors should be based, no one is likely to take them seriously. And, when they engage in activities that make them look "ghoulish," and/or "cult-like," it is certain to do more harm than good. I'm sorry, but laymen running around in white lab coats, acting like medical professionals performing surgeries, is only going to scare most people, and with that fear is going to come even more stringent regulation. Ironically, I think some of the most intelligent, most generous, most productive people working in cryonics are often the very same people who have caused the most harm. The cryonics community seems to be something like a "hotbed of Asperger's," more often than not...like some sort of rich bed of very-focused intelligence, but almost totally lacking in social skills and common sense.