The End of Life Process
The End of Life or better known as Death is as much a process as an event. Our bodies are a collection of interrelated systems. After the heart and brain activity stop, these different systems die at varying rates. The brain dies minutes after blood and oxygen stop flowing to it, while other systems die at rates ranging from a few minutes to many hours.
Decomposition starts soon thereafter.
With the heart no longer pumping, blood sinks to the lowest part of the body (usually the back, if the deceased is lying down), making that area look dark while the upper surface of the body turns pale. Heat loss begins. In about three hours, the muscles and joints stiffen, a condition called rigor mortis.
Within a day, bacteria that had aided digestion start breaking down cells, tissues and organs. This action produces hydrogen sulfide and methane gases, which start to inflate (and emit from) body cavities, forcing gas, fluids and blood into different parts of the body and making it appear bloated. Decomposition accelerates. The body begins to discolor and collapses in on itself. Finally, the body begins to dry out, and the rate of decay slows. The body turns to a skeleton in 10 to 15 years.
Do you really have to do this? Go underground or maybe end up in an Urn?
Few of us are prepared to handle the remains of a dead animal, let alone a dead relative.
As such, over the years, we as a culture have gratefully given up having any firsthand experience with death. The funeral industry (including cemeteries) has been happy to indulge this cultural squeamishness. With the industry “taking care of everything,” we need do nothing and know nothing.
But, that is about to change in a BIG WAY!!
You can now choose to be a long term patient in Cryonic Suspension.
There is an alternative. The total cost “Full Body” -- not more than $300,000 USD to get you safely into eternity – all in.
Or, 10 Dollars a month for 27 to 31 year olds that are currently employed, this can be set up easily via your bank account.
What about the moral and ethical questions
What really is the difference? Some construct?
Some slick funeral salesman sells you and your family an expensive funeral but leaves you with no ticket in the immortality lottery?
Frozen in a tank or ashes in an Urn?
The business of Cryopreservation and Suspension Storage has been plagued by Neo-transhumanists / Bio-ethicists philosopher kings who have forgot what this business is all about.
Funeral Directors know what this business is all about.
Death is about money!
The Volume in the Funeral Business last year in the U.S. was:
$15bn in revenue generated by 24,881 businesses performing about 110 funerals and 150 burials per year on average
It’s about selling!!
The current crop of Cryonicists “keepers-at-the-gate” can’t seem to close their way out of a paper bag.
Stats are hard to come by, but it is estimated there are about 2,000 people signed up for cryonics and approximately 250 people currently Cryopreserved.
The two largest Cryonics purveyors in the U.S. in the last 2 years (2011 & 2012) put a total of 21 patients into Cryonic Suspension and added 186 yearly dues paying members.
It’s a $15,000,000,000 per year market!!
- How many bodies are you (the Cryonics Industry) putting into Cryo-storage each month?
- What’s your growth rate?
- Got a Director of Marketing?
- How many sign-ups are you getting each month; with upfront reservation and membership fees being paid?
- What does your free cash flow look like?
- Are you direct selling insurance coverage policies to your customers?
- Are you set-up to offer a legal euthanasia solution that guarantees fast, efficient, clean vitrification?
- What is your marketing plan to directly contact terminally ill patient prospects?
- Are you set up to pay referral fees to terminal care Physicians and Hospice providers?
If you cannot provide a rapidly expanding client (patient) base then you are doing your current patients, now in suspension, a grave, grave disservice. All wrapped in foundations, societies and institutes.
This business deserves a viable directive. Not moralists fighting windmills.
It is time to either get on the phone or get on the bus.
Cryonics Asia is in business to make money in today’s biggest markets; all of which have the least amount of barriers to entry and an accommodating cultural perception of death
The South East Asian, Asia Pacific and the China markets
Note how differently Singapore and Korea perceive and accommodate stem cell research with little in the way of legal impediments.
“In a country where about 10 million people die every year, the funeral industry market is worth tens of billions Yuan”, says Hao Maishou, a researcher with Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences.
Elaborate funerals remain a traditional culture of the Chinese, as nobody wants to be regarded as stingy or un-filial on funeral issues, especially for deceased family members.
“The cost of a package, including body storage, cosmetics, dressing, transport, funeral and cremation ranges from 3,000 to 60,000 Yuan”, reports Mr. Liu Hai, who works in a state-run Beijing funeral home.
Tombs are another major source of profit for the industry.
"The tomb's price per square meter is even higher than that of premium apartments in urban Beijing." says Liu a Tianjin businessman involved in funeral service. In a suburban graveyard in west Beijing, Liu has just bought an 0.8 square meter tomb for 75,000 Yuan. “But it was for my mother, I had no choice”
It is interesting to note, that Euthanasia is neither legal nor illegal in Thailand at this time. Legality is a matter of properly addressing the legal rights of the patient at their time of choice. Suicide Kits (commonly illegal for distribution in the west) are readily available in Thailand from pharmacists and veterinary clinic dispensaries.
Our Facilities will be based in Thailand as determined to become The Hub of Hospice Based Cryopreservation and Suspension.
In our opinion, there will be NO government dictated or culturally derived moral / ethical barriers to attaining the required stabilization, vitrification, and cryoprotectant perfusion efficacy needed for a gold standard outcome.
No major problems are expected in the Asian region.