...they just need to shut up about identity and discuss cryonics. But they won't because all the cryonicists who are able to talk about cryonics have abadonened Cryonet. Actually, for the most part, they've all abandoned publishing in general. And you know what they say about that-- publish or perish. What's happened in cryonics is that, in general, it's been privatized and has gone underground. Only the "heavy hitters' (as I've heard the term applied to wealthy people) are now in the "know". There are about 40 heavy hitters in Alcor. They don't publish. As well, there is a irrational and unexplained propensity for "confidentiality" that is more important to current cryonicists in the inner circles, that is more important that anything other factor-- including the quality of preservation itself. What has happened is that there are inherent social/legal problems in cryonics that act to thwart any open intellectual debate about issues that really matter. The entire field seems, to me, to be spiralling down into this pit of darkness and secrecy-- by virtue of it's own requirement to protect itself. What's happening to Cryonet can be interpreted as the canary in the mine-- an indicator of the problem at large.