There has been a rumor over the past few months that I might be using KrioRus for my cryonics suspension.
For the record, the idea was brought up a long time ago. I said I would be willing to look at the paperwork, but the paperwork wasn’t forwarded for some time. In the meantime I launched my own investigation into the matter.
For starter, I have nothing bad to say about KrioRus, I wish them well. They are a group filled with proud and bold leaders who are operating a cryonics company in Russia.
Most of the problems associated with a Russian suspension have nothing to do with the company itself. Those who proposed the option did not fully consider the transportation issue involved in such an undertaking. That has nothing to do the company; the transportation problems arise due to government regulations, something that KrioRus does not control.
To my knowledge, no one has ever been taken from America to foreign soil for a suspension. As if the problems of a first time out of country international shipment of a cryonics patient to Russia from the US were not bad enough, I don’t think anyone considered the regulations involved, which could make such a trip far more difficult to the point of impossibility, not to mention far more expensive than a CI suspension.
I hope everyone will respect and understand my desire my decision to stay the course with CI. There are material considerations involved as to why I wish to remain with CI and they are powerful and important to a successful suspension and reanimation.
1) CI has a 30-year track history of patient storage and an even longer one of organizational stability.
2) They have a history of financial stability and they have quite a few members with net worth in excess of several millions who it is not unreasonable to believe would help in a financial emergency if they are able to do so.
3) They have a broad and large base of committed members with a long track history of involvement in cryonics and support of CI.
4) They are in a country and a culture I am at home with and grew up in.
5) They have robust back-up Dewar capability.
6) The mechanics of getting to CI post arrest and getting processed and stored are routine and state sanctioned.
7) Due to simple logistical consideration it is not possible to get me to Russia on water ice in a timely fashion so I would have to be straight frozen. This is very undesirable and what's more who would act to do this?
Currently, CI suspension is the only credible option on the table.