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[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, September, 2013 By Max More and Chana Phaedra Far too many people are risking permanent death because they perpetually procrastinate when it comes to making arrangements for cryopreservation. These are individuals who know that cryonics is a worthwhile bet, who can manage the cost, but who just don’t get around to it. Maybe you— or someone you know—are one of these individuals? One person I knew—someone who had long… Read more »

02 December 2013 | no comments | Featured Articles

[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, August, 2013 (or, Corporations are People, Too…) By Keegan Macintosh In my last article, I looked at some historical and contemporary examples of legal activism aimed at expanding legal personhood to beings not already included in that category. As much as it was a fairly superficial survey, some trends could still be ascertained, firstly (and not so surprisingly) that courts tend to preserve the status quo… Read more »

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[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, August, 2013 Why Reversible Cryopreservation Matters By Aschwin de Wolf [The following is a text adaptation of a PowerPoint presentation given on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Resuscitation and Reintegration of Cryonics Patients Symposium in Portland, Oregon.] Let’s start with the following definition of cryonics: “Cryonics is the stabilization of critically ill patients at ultra-low temperatures to allow resuscitation in the future.”… Read more »

07 October 2013 | no comments | Featured Articles

[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, July 2013 By Ben Best [The following is a text adaptation of a PowerPoint presentation given on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Resuscitation and Reintegration of Cryonics Patients Symposium in Portland, Oregon] An understanding of probable future repair requirements for cryonics patients could affect current cryostorage temperature practices. I believe that molecular nanotechnology at cryogenic temperatures will probably be required for repair and… Read more »

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[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, June 2013 By Chana de Wolf After a few articles considering Alzheimer disease from several angles, I would like to switch gears this month and talk more generally about the interaction between the immune system and aging. In his 2012 paper[1], Caleb E. Finch documents the evolution of life expectancy in the course of human history. The life expectancy at birth of our shared ape ancestor… Read more »

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[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, May 2013 By Keegan Macintosh The latter half of therapeutic cryopreservation involves three “R”s: resuscitation, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Of the three, reintegration receives the least attention as to its content, so permit me to deconstruct it a bit before diving straight in. First off, it’s re-integration, so like re-suscitation and re-habilitation, we are talking about some present state or condition that we want to return to… Read more »

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[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, February 2013 By Chana de Wolf This is the first entry in a new series of short articles about neuroscience and its implications for the field of human cryopreservation and life extension. In this article I discuss the relationship of the brain to consciousness and knowledge acquisition before venturing into more specific and practical topics What is consciousness?… Read more »

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[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, September-October 2012 Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are by Sebastian Seung, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade, 384 pages, 2012. Reviewed by Aschwin De Wolf [This review originally appeared in Venturist News and Views, June-July 2012, 6-7.] The scientific perspective that informs Sebastian Seung’s bestselling popular neuroscience book Connectome is so familiar to cryonicists that the… Read more »

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[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, September-October 2012 By Ben Best On Saturday, July 7, 2012, I attended the Symposium on Cryonics and Brain-Threatening Disorders in Portland, Oregon. The symposium was the “brain child” of Aschwin de Wolf, who also kindly invited me to give a presentation on treatments to mitigate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The symposium was organized by the Institute for Evidence-Based Cryonics and… Read more »

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[FEATURED ARTICLE] Cryonics, 4th Quarter 2011 Robert Ettinger on Substrate-Independent Minds Introduction and Afterword by Aschwin de Wolf Introduction Robert Ettinger, the “father of cryonics,” was cryopreserved on July 23, 2011. While Ettinger’s book Man into Superman (1972) is considered an important contribution to transhumanism, he increasingly came to recognize that most people do not desire a hard break with… Read more »

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