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The prospect of Integrated Recovery

A draft upon the prospect of integrated recovery


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First of all, I have been very pleased to engage at length in far ranging and in depth conversation of strategic problem solving. When I first reviewed the KrioRus website, I was soon impressed by the mission statement, to make Cryonic suspension the standard contingency, and by their offer to assist Cryonics activist around the world. Here was a door standing open to me, where I found at last, an outlet for goals and ideas that hither to I had no idea how or where to pursue. And I look forward to the possible opportunity of working closely together if all continues to go well. Thanks again!

Universal coverage for Cryonic Neurosuspension via post mortem integrated recovery as facilitated by the crafting of the requisite lasting social institutions.

The need for enduring social institutions

The Mormon hospitals, charities and disaster relief, along with the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, like unto the commercial network and facilities of the Jews in Medieval Europe, demonstrate how to become indispensible and respectable even whilst remaining stigmatized. The secure broad acceptance of Cryonics remains a problem quite aside from technology, a challenge of the creation of enduring social institutions, even in the face of hostility. Corporate facilities are a major improvement in stability from the garage operations of yore, but not nearly enough. There is legitimate concern that Cryonics providers in the United Sates will simply face bankruptcy when the Baby Boomers begin dying out. Whereas as far as KrioRus, I hardly need remind anyone how that organization operates at the margins of a fairly unstable developing nation, with matters by no means improved by the recent international banking catastrophe. Third party life insurance policies are the most common and recommended mechanism for financially securing Cryonic Suspension. But a good friend of mine in financial modeling suggested a far better idea: Insurance companies enhance their profits by using and reinvesting fees collected for years before ever paying out. A Cryonics company could benefit from the same flexibility by cutting out the middlemen by themselves doubling as an insurance provider. And the beneficiaries of insurance companies enjoy protection in case of corporate failure, that Cryonics patients do not. Indeed, Cryonics company could also enjoy all manner of protection from failure by obtaining permits and becoming its own bank. Why, just imagine, Cryonicists could become known as the responsible conservative ones! Another rock solid and respectable societal institution for Cryonics should be world class facilities in Cryobiology and tissue storage. Rich and powerful institutions can also afford significant political lobbies. And this will be crucial given that the demands of Cryonics need to be facilitated by reformation of practices not only in repatriation of the dead, but also rescue and medical evacuation. Various death rights proponents are also obvious strategic allies, but also, just perhaps, reproductive freedom activism, because of the common theme, the overthrow of biological destiny. And interfaith work and relations will also be desirable for meeting the needs and sensitivities of patients of different creeds, various rights and ceremonies, the consecration of cryonic vessels and more.

The prospect of integrated recovery

The current existing procedures for post mortem donation as long standing and accepted, remain in real and significant disarray: At least in France, organ donation is the default. In the rest of the world, there may actually be obstacles. Moreover, the casual lay person might assume that the scarce value of a donated body would be maximized. But as I have discovered, the casual lay person would be mistaken. Because, in America at least, one must choose one from amongst the different applications of donation: organ donation to save lives, whole body either for science or education, or tissue donation or chemical extraction. Some people for whatever reason, are only comfortable with one application but not another, but for anyone seeking to maximize the benefit, perhaps under international law, a less wasteful protocol might be devised and instituted. So, what has the above to do with Cryonics? Legally, Cryonics falls under whole body donation. And with the option of Cryonic Neurosuspension, why shouldn't the rest of my body go to optimal good use? Things as they stand seem criminally wasteful and negligent! A fully integrated recovery procedure and dissection with international participation by medical and chiropractic students, can only vastly improve future acceptance by the next generation of care givers. Concurrent with cryoprofusion, even the blood of a donor should be recovered, especially core blood and rare blood types. Anything recoverable will be accepted somewhere in the world where it is most sorely needed, even if there is resistance in more developed countries. Indeed, there are those advocating the treatment of organ donors as national heroes. And what better befits thereof than the ultimate in medical heroic measures, being Cryonic Neurosuspension, free of charge? The expense will be easily covered within the revenues from the rest of integrated recovery. At long last, there can be universal coverage for Cryonic Neurosuspension! Integration of cryonics into recognized pro-social endeavors can only be image rehabilitative and complementary to vertical integration within the stability and reputability of long term institutions of commerce, also taking the lead in world class scientific and commercial cryobiology and tissue storage facilities. Cryonics is most reviled for individualism, but most sympathetic in context of family tragedy. Cryonic Neurosuspension as an optional reward, free of charge, for donors under integrated recovery, should be promoted as reciprocity within the human family, wherein every death is a grievous loss. Indeed, there already exists an organization for organ donors to join [I forget their name! Does anyone remember?], wherein the incentive is that living members as ever needing organ transplant, get priority from suitable member donors who die. But critics contend that the current agreement is not legally binding, and therefore, or so one must imagine, dependant entirely upon the honors system and suasion thereof upon the donors surviving family. Still, a further beneficial incentive to integrate, and perhaps also another related interest for strategic alliance. International cooperation also allows for storage facilities in the coldest locales, reducing cooling costs and affording some natural fallback even in the worst case, barring, of course, the most extreme climate change. Sadly, in this economic down turn, it appears that many are cremating their dead for wont of wherewithal to afford anything more. As it is, some medical schools offer a simple monument for body donors. One might even conceive also of covering services as well, indeed as beneficial for promotion and public relations. Although, and consistent also with the movement for families reclaiming the grieving process back from the impersonal and costly mortuary industry, gathering of mourners in the home of the deceased or of the bereaved, as for example, in sitting shiva, strikes me as infinitely more comforting. Best redeploy of the mortuary industries would be for their resources, relationships, facilities and training, towards a completely legal, safe and above board fully integrated recovery under international law. I imagine one day perhaps actually working in integrated recovery donor/cryo-patient recruitment. I even designed a business card, which you can see to the right.