I've been talking to a writer, Kerry Howley, about an article she's writing relating to how being signed up for cryonics effects relationships. She's looking to interview a single guy who has had difficulty with relationships because of their life extension goals (specifically being signed up with Alcor), and would like to share their stories. If it's any consolation, I'm going to be the girl in the article who has difficulty with relationships because of it. At any rate, I told her I would ask you guys to see if there are any takers. Here's an email she had sent about her article, feel free to contact her if you're interested:
I am a Reason Magazine contributing editor writing a feature for the New York Times Magazine on life extension. I myself have a profound interest in cryonics; I expect to sign up with my fiance at some point in the near future and may include this in in the piece. (I interviewed Rudi Hoffman a while back; he convinced me that even a journalist could afford it!) At least one of my colleagues at Reason is already signed up.
My intention is to present life extension as a fundamental human interest that has always fascinated us. Like any other subject that incites passion, it creates drama in human relationships, especially within marriage or among life partners. There are two sides to this coin; relationships cemented by a joint interest in cryonics, and couples driven apart by a divergent attitude toward death. I'd like to present both pictures: the romance of cryonicists who sign up as couples in hope of a longer life together, and the way reactionary attitudes among the general public can force forward-thinking cryonicists to sacrifice valued relationships. As pioneers, cryonicists have some fascinating stories to tell.
I am looking for Alcor members who are willing to talk (1) about why they've signed up with Alcor and (2) about the way their interest in life extension has affected their relationships: happily married members who signed up as a couple, single members who find their hope of longer life to be an obstacle to a relationship, etc.
I am very excited to be able to provide some positive national press for fans of life extension and am happy to answer any questions you might have.
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