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    Default Ed Thorp to be Frozen...

    ... and reanimated along with Don Laughlin. zg

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    Scottsdale Times - John Dickerson

    Multimillionaires scheduled to freeze their corpses at Scottsdale-based Alcor's cryonics facility are now creating multimillion-dollar trust funds for future spending in their next life. Some descendent relatives aren't too hot on the idea

    Like Pizer and Laughlin, hedge fund guru Edward Thorp's hope for eternal life rests in the technology humanity could possibly develop someday.

    Were he to die today, Thorp estimates there's about a two percent chance he could be reanimated in the future. But Thorp, a mathematician to the soul, guesses his chances increase by about one percent with each passing year. "The better the prospects look, the more willing I am to invest in it," he says. "I expect the odds to continually improve."

    Valued between $100 and $300 million, 73-year-old Thorp hopes to be around for another 25 or 30 years, at which time he expects preservation technology to be even better.

    ... continued here - https://web.archive.org/web/20130109...6-feature1.asp
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    I'm inspired, a new business idea! zg

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    From the above article -

    Pioneering Prophets
    If everything goes as planned, Laughlin, Nevada, founder Don Laughlin, 75, will die an unusual death. The final beat of his heart and compression of his lungs will end like anyone else's, but the minutes to follow the flat-lined EKG will be a frenzied rush of technicians and experiments. Trained cryonics specialists will pump cryopreservative fluid through his veins. An ambulance will roar through Scottsdale traffic, delivering him to a white, hospital-like room where a neurologist will drill small holes into his skull.

    The holes will be necessary because the tissues of the human body, like water, expand when frozen. By the end of that day, Laughlin's body will be strapped in a stainless steel tube of liquid nitrogen, precisely monitored to preserve his corpse at exactly minus 360 degrees, and will wait indefinitely until the day when science can "re-animate" his dead corpse.

    "It could be 20 years. It could be 200 years. It could be never," the casino tycoon says of his future resurrection, or reanimation. Should that day come, Laughlin won't be short on cash.

    Laughlin is one of about 800 living clients planning to preserve their heads or entire bodies at Scottsdale-based Alcor, the largest cryonics preservation facility in the world.
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    OK, I've waited long enough to share this here. Enjoy! zg
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    Excerpt from LB’s Unpublished Memoirs –

    (Washington DC circa 1991)

    You CAN take it with you!

    In addition to the “The Water Walk” seminar training there was “Next Life Estate Planning” Marcus missed his calling - he should have been a stand up comedian! I had never met anyone like him… still haven’t.

    He first told me about the Next Life Planning, another of his new century business ideas, while we had dinner with his DC associate Dr. Dan Horn of Satellite Systems International, one of the technical firms that did high-volume engineering studies for the wireless cable TV filings.

    The gist of the business plan that he had chosen to describe during this dinner meeting was a bizarre future life planning service – no, not future life in the conventional sense – he was speaking of ‘next-life’, the opposite of ‘past-life’!

    He said that he had read the ‘Unauthorized Biography of L. Ron Hubbard’ and had been inspired – that Hubbard, the Scientology guru and sci-fi author, had done it – placed his millions in a Swiss bank account and then prepared for his death remembering the Swiss bank account number for reclamation in his next reincarnated life!

    ...more - http://www.zenzoneforum.com/showthread.php?t=7385
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    I gotta hand it to you. its brilliant on many different levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    I gotta hand it to you. its brilliant on many different levels.
    Anyone else? Only Brutus recognizes the genius? zg
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    I fail to see the brilliance of preserving a corruptible body. Why would anyone want to preserve a body with no soul. They do that now by hooking people up to machines to keep their body funtioning if that's what you call it. Depraved would be a better word for a person who refuses to acknowdledge the finality of death. Taxes and death are the only two things you can count on in this life. blackchipjim

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackchipjim View Post
    I fail to see the brilliance of preserving a corruptible body. Why would anyone want to preserve a body with no soul. They do that now by hooking people up to machines to keep their body funtioning if that's what you call it. Depraved would be a better word for a person who refuses to acknowdledge the finality of death.
    No, BCJim - the preserving of the body without soul is exactly my point - we were referring to this -
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    My apologies for my misunderstanding and reply to the thread. I don't understand about the money thing though. I was a taught that a rich man who dies rich dies in disgrace. This dicipline comes from hoarding and greed see the bible for explanation. If a person who is wealthy doesn't experience the joy of helping others in great need he dies a fruitless death. If he was blessed to be chosen to be wealthy and didn't help others but chose to take it with him, it is a disgrace. I don't judge him just question his values. blackchipjim

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackchipjim View Post
    My apologies for my misunderstanding and reply to the thread. I don't understand about the money thing though. I was a taught that a rich man who dies rich dies in disgrace. This dicipline comes from hoarding and greed see the bible for explanation. If a person who is wealthy doesn't experience the joy of helping others in great need he dies a fruitless death. If he was blessed to be chosen to be wealthy and didn't help others but chose to take it with him, it is a disgrace. I don't judge him just question his values. blackchipjim
    Strange words coming from a PIRATE FLAG! zg
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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    I'm inspired, a new business idea! zg

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    This is much better than "name a star for a loved one," sure-fire betting progressions, roulette betting schemes, find your perfect mate, or anything else I can think of as a 21st business. And just think, there are no unhappy customers to nag you, sue you, or sic the Feds on you!
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    I thought this was one of your parodies, ZG.
    I finally read it. Thorp really is going for the cryogenics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDutton View Post
    I thought this was one of your parodies, ZG.
    I finally read it. Thorp really is going for the cryogenics!
    Modern high-tech mummification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackchipjim View Post
    I fail to see the brilliance of preserving a corruptible body.
    Agreed, though Thorp, Laughlin, and Timothy Leary all opted this dreadful ice-plunge!

    Why Freezing Yourself Is a Terrible Way to Achieve Immortality
    unlike the miraculous rebirth of one's soul at the hands of Osiris, the practice of cryonics promises the
    rebirth of a younger, fitter, and not-dead you—all through the miracle of future scientific progress.
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