Was watching an HBO film on Ted Williams this morning. Toward the end, they started talking about Ted’s death and, in the days afterward, his preservation at the Alcor treatment plant in Arizona.
The general tone was sad, sad, sad, sad. What a way to end the life of a legend like Ted Williams, etc … etc.
I sorta disagree.
Were I rich, and were I on my death bed with mucho money to spare, I might consider freezing myself with the hope of one day returning. Hell, why not? You’re dead. You don’t exist. You’re not coming back, and if you’re buried and eaten by the worms, you’re definitely not coming back. So why not take a shot at returning one day? Even if it’s 1 gazillion to 1?
The Alcor people seem professional. On the website, they all wear gloves and surgical masks. Their machines look clean. And so what if, as reported, they screwed up Ted’s head? In the future, all heads will be robotic, so it’s kosher.
In case you’re curious, here’s the website.
And here’s the pricing plan:
Minimum Cryopreservation Funding:
- $150,000.00 Whole Body Cryopreservation ($65,000 to the Patient Care Trust, $70,000 for cryopreservation, $15,000.00 to the CMS Fund).
- $ 80,000.00 Neurocryopreservation ($25,000 to the Patient Care Trust, $40,000 for cryopreservation, $15,000.00 to the CMS Fund).
- $ 15,000.00 Surcharge for Members residing in the United Kingdom.
- $ 25,000.00 Surcharge for Members outside the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.
- $ 25,000.00 Surcharge for cryopreservation of non-members arranged by a third party who is an Alcor Cryopreservation Member.
- $ 50,000.00 Surcharge for cryopreservation of non-members arranged by a third party who is not an Alcor Cryopreservation Member.