Alcor Video Library

The Alcor Video Library has recently added new material. It now includes a short Video Tour of Alcor Facility and five complete presentations from the 2006 Alcor Conference.  The video quality has also been significantly upgraded.  Please visit Alcor Library Videos or use the links below to go directly to a particular video.

The Limitless Future (28-minutes). Alcor documentary video (2005). Discover how leading-edge science at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation is getting closer to making the dream of a vastly extended lifespan come true and how our notion of “death” is shifting. Includes interviews with world-renowned scientists including Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge, explaining how life can be cryopreserved on the verge of death and then revitalized, giving us a second chance at a long and productive life, and Dr. Ralph Merkle, Distinguished Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech, exploring how molecular-sized machines will be able to repair damage to your body from aging or the devastating effects of cancer and other illnesses, including frostbite.

Alcor Facility Tour (3 minutes) – Short video tour of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, conducted by Stephen Van Sickle, who was Executive Director at Alcor when this tour was filmed in 2006.

6th Alcor Conference 2006 – this link goes to a page with full descriptions of all conference video presentations.
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).

Suspended Animation by Vitrification – (25 minute) Conference presentation (November, 2005). A cryobiologist talks about the current state of tissue cryopreservation technology in mainstream science and the implications for cryonics.