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23 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 June 2008 08:16AM

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Comment author: bcoburn 25 May 2011 11:17:34PM 3 points [-]

Mandatory link on cryonics scaling that basically agrees with Eliezer:


Comment author: handoflixue 26 May 2011 01:20:37AM *  1 point [-]

Unless modern figures have drifted dramatically, free storage would give you a whopping 25% off coupon.

This is based on the 1990 rates I found for Alcor. And based on Alcor's commentary on those prices, this is an optimistic estimate.

Source: http://www.alcor.org/Library/html/CostOfCryonicsTables.txt

Cost of cryogenic suspension (neuro-suspension only): $18,908.76

Cost of fund to cover all maintenance costs: $6,600

Proportional cost of maintenance: 25.87%

I'd also echo ciphergoth's request for any sort of actual citation on the numbers in that post; the entire post strikes me as making some absurdly optimistic assumptions (or some utterly trivial ones, if the author was talking about neuro-suspension instead of whole-body...)