Levels of interest in cryonics
Considering people’s varying levels of interest in cryonics, their debates surrounding this topic go beyond the black and white arguments of “for” and “against” opinions. Based on numerous conversations with people who support cryonics, we can divide people’s interest in this topic into five categories. Every opinion has a right to exist and is important in its own way for the development of this field. Moreover, this can be viewed as a “ladder” or “stepping stones” of opinions, in other words, if we begin as cryocrastinators we could eventually progress up the ladder and become cryonicists, cryoneutrals could take that step to become cryocurious, and so on.
Let’s take a look at the different definitions of each interest level and see whether you can identify with any one of these categories.
Anticryos – people who are completely against cryonics. Not only do they advocate for their stance, they also want cryonics to be banned for everyone.
Cryoneutrals – people who simply do not know enough about cryonics or who would not want to try it for themselves. What differentiates them from the first group is that they usually do not care that other people may have different (and maybe more progressive) opinions on the topic of cryonics.
Cryocurious – people who are interested in the topic of cryonics and consider it a possible option for themselves. They are, however, not 100% convinced about it just yet.
Cryocrastinators – people who support cryonics and plan to sign up for it but keep putting it off for various reasons. Common excuses are: assuming they are too young to concern themselves with what might happen to them after death, financial issues, social pressure, and many more.
Cryonicists – people who have already signed a contract with a service provider to be cryopreserved in the event of their legal death.