Alcor is pleased to announce that the 2nd Quarter 2011 Cryonics Magazine is now available for viewing, purchasing and downloading.
Just because we no longer mail out physical copies of Cryonics magazine (except by special arrangement), you shouldn’t miss on what’s going on at Alcor and in cryonics. In the 2nd Quarter 2011 issue, the CEO Update discusses the dangers of flawed perfectionism, then describes recent upgrades and advances at Alcor, member privacy, documentation, talks, building improvements, and boosting growth through communication.
In his recent talk at the Suspended Animation conference, Alcor director Brian Wowk surveyed the alternatives for achieving solid state suspended animation. Apart from the currently preferred method of vitrification, these include freezing, high pressures to alter how freezing proceeds, freezing in the presence of electromagnetic fields, using clathrates (a strange kind of ice), chemopreservation. The last of these options is explored in this issue by Alcor member Kenneth Hayworth, Ph.D., who writes about the Brain Preservation Foundation and the Brain Preservation Technology Prize. The Prize aims to encourage researchers to develop chemical or cryobiological methods to preserve the precise pattern of synaptic connectivity in the brain. Alcor staff member Michael Perry, Ph.D., expresses Alcor’s support for this project and also outlines Alcor’s own perspective.
Also in this issue: rejuvenation advocate Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D., responds to Ben Best’s
critical assessment of SENS (published in the 1st Quarter issue); Mike Perry reviews Global Catastrophic Risks; and there’s a member profile of long-serving staff member Hugh Hixon.
Cryonics magazine is also available as a paper magazine. Individual issues cost $9.95 plus shipping. They can be ordered at MagCloud. A subscription to the paper edition of Cryonics magazine is also available. If you live in the United States, a subscription for one year costs $39, two years $69, three years $99 (including shipping). If you live in another country, a subscription for one year costs $99, two years $179, three years $239 (including shipping). Start your subscriptions to the paper edition TODAY!