From the Artible "Planning Ahead" Wired August 1999

[Warning, the numbers are slightly different 20 years later...]

In "50 Ways to Spend a Lot of Money" (Wired 7.05, page 81), author David Doty includes suspension costs for two cryonics life-extension organizations, CryoCare and Alcor. To highlight the extravagance, Doty doesn't mention that almost every person signed up for these services pays through a life insurance policy that names the suspension organization as the beneficiary. Term life insurance policies cost very little. Even with Alcor's membership fee and $90 quarterly dues, neurosuspension (head-only) comes out to about $40 per month. Dying and being suspended is the second worst thing that can happen to you. It makes economic sense to avoid the worst.