Alcor Conference 2006 - Ralph Merkle, Ph.D.
Nanotechnology and Cryonics (25 min)

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Dr. Merkle is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1979 where he co-invented public key cryptography. He joined Xerox PARC in 1988, where he pursued research in security and computational nanotechnology until 1999. He was a Nanotechnology Theorist at Zyvex until 2003, when he joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Professor of Computing until 2006. Dr. Merkle has fourteen patents, has published extensively, and in 2011 was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is an undisputed expert and globally recognized for his work in nanotechnology, the technology that will be required for cryopreserved individuals to be revived. In this talk he describes molecular tools that will literally be able to scan, analyze, and then repair tissue in situ, enabling restoration of well-cryopreserved tissue to good health.

Other videos from the 6th Alcor Conference 2006

  • Excerpts (14 minutes). Overview of the conference with short segments from various sections.
  • Ralph Merkle - Nanotechnology and Cryonics (25 minutes).
  • J. Storrs Hall - Cryonics: A Door into Summer (24 minutes).
  • David Friedman - If Life Were a Lot Longer: An Economist's View (26 minutes).
  • Aubrey de Grey - SENS: A Precursor to Cryonic Revival (36 minutes).
  • Brian Wowk - The Cryobiological Basis of Cryonics (42 minutes).