Female Test Subject—Convince Me To Get Cryo

I heard that women are difficult to con­vince when it comes to sign­ing up for cryo. In men­tion­ing cry­on­ics to a dy­ing per­son, there seems to be a con­sen­sus that it’s not go­ing to hap­pen. I en­coun­tered a post: Years saved: Cry­on­ics vs VillageReach, which ad­dressed my main ob­jec­tion (that the amount of money spent on cryo may be bet­ter spent on sav­ing starv­ing chil­dren, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing that you could save mul­ti­ple chil­dren for that amount of money with high prob­a­bil­ity whereas you save only one life with low prob­a­bil­ity by pay­ing for cryo). Now I’m open to be­ing per­suaded.

My first in­stinct was to go read a lot about cryo, but it dawned on me that there are a lot of peo­ple here who will want to con­vince fam­ily mem­bers, some of them fe­male, to sign up—and these peo­ple may ap­pre­ci­ate the op­por­tu­nity to prac­tice on some­body. It has been ar­gued that “Brilli­ant and cre­ative minds have ex­plored the ar­gu­ment ter­ri­tory quite thor­oughly.” but if we already know all of the ob­jec­tions and have work­ing re­but­tals for each, why is it still thought of as ex­tra difficult to get through to women? If there were a solu­tion to this, it would not be seen as difficult. There must be some­thing that pro-cryo peo­ple need for per­suad­ing women that they ei­ther haven’t figured out or aren’t good enough at yet.

So, I de­cided to offer my­self for ex­per­i­ments in at­tempt­ing to con­vince a woman to sign up for cryo and took a poll in an open thread to see whether there was in­ter­est. I don’t claim to be perfectly rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the fe­male pop­u­la­tion, but I as­sume that I will have at least some ob­jec­tions in com­mon with them and that per­suad­ing me would still be good prac­tice for any­one plan­ning to con­vince fam­ily mem­bers in the fu­ture. Hav­ing a study on per­suad­ing women would be more sci­en­tific but how do you come up with hy­pothe­ses to test for such a study if you have no ac­tual ex­pe­rience per­suad­ing women?

So, here is your op­por­tu­nity to try what­ever meth­ods of per­sua­sion you feel like with no guilt, ex­plore my full list of ob­jec­tions with­out wor­ry­ing about it be­ing so­cially awk­ward, (I will even share cached re­li­gious thoughts, as an­noyed as I am that I still have them.), and I will doc­u­ment as many of my im­pres­sions and ob­jec­tions as I can be­fore I for­get them.

I am putting each ob­jec­tion /​ im­pres­sion into a new com­ment for or­ga­ni­za­tion. Also, I have de­cided to avoid read­ing any­thing fur­ther on cryo, un­til/​un­less it is sug­gested by one of my per­suaders.

Well, have fun get­ting in­side my head.