Category: Cryonics

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Suspended Animation is About to Become a Reality

In the 1984 film 2010: The Year We Make Contact, an American crew are kept in suspended animation on a Soviet ship enroute to Jupiter to find out what happened to the American Discovery spacecraft. Upon reaching Jupiter the Americans are awakened from cryogenic pods to carry out their mission.

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Video Friday: Thoughts on Transhumanism and Religion from Natasha Vita-More

In this inspirational video h+ Chair Natasha Vita-More discusses transhumanism, the future body, extending life, preservation of memories, her amazing experiments with memory preservation following vitrification and revival of c. elegans worms, and more.

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The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of R. Michael Perry

R. Michael Perry is more than a PhD, the Care Services Manager at Alcor Life Extension Foundation, an author (Forever for All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality) and a universal thinker. He is a composer. He composed “Opus 1” in 2013. After purchasing his CD at a life- extension conference recently, I didn’t open it to play for a week or two. It merely sat on my desk as if it was beckoning me to play it. Frankly, I loved the image on the cover of the CD, and having known Mike for two decades or longer as a life-extensionists and an ordained Minister of the Society of Venturism (in fact, he was the minister who married my husband and me back in 1996), I had no idea he was also a composer.

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Bioethicists must rethink the concept of death: the idea of brain death is not appropriate for cryopreservation

Death has historically been believed to be an event that coincided with the onset of clinical death. It is now understood that death is a series of physical events, not a single event, and that the determination of permanent death is dependent on other factors beyond the simple cessation of breathing and heartbeat. We may need to accept the concept of the life cycle assessment introduced by nanotechnology or astrobiology, a process that is often called transhumanism.

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Natasha Vita-More in Conversation with Tim Maupin on the “Last Generation to Die”

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge ~ Thomas Berger

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Three Spectres of Immortality: A Talk from the Radical Life-Extension Conference in Washington D.C.

A transcript of a talk given at the recent Radical Life Extension Conference held in the U.S. Capitol on September 22,2013

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Cryonics and Immortality Visionary: An Interview with Stephen Valentine of Timeship

“What can surpass the pyramids of Egypt as a symbol of the strength of mankind’s reach for immortality? Today, Timeship is founded on the bedrock of science rather than merely the symbols observed in the natural world. Ultimately, history may judge the impact of Timeship as more profound than that of the pyramids on the ultimate fate of the human species.”