Max More will have his brain frozen after he dies, and he’s not alone. Rose Eveleth asks him why he signed up – and how the strange procedure of cryopreserving bodies actually works.
Update: Article on Wayback Machine.
Welcome to Alcor, where death is merely a temporary setback.
In an odd but unusually appropriate category, Alcor received the 2012 award for “Best Second Chance” in the Best of Phoenix awards from the Phoenix New Times:
With a slide show:
“What happens to your body after death? Probably what you expect – but then again, this is Arizona, so maybe not.”
So leads a 4-page article in Phoenix Magazine. The last 1-1/2 pages are about Alcor.
Update: link now goes to the Wayback Machine.
Maybe you can take it with you?
Update: Link now on the Wayback Machine.
Article covering the cryopreservation of Alcor member Dr. Wesley Du Charme:
Following a Colorado Springs court case where the desire of an Alcor member to be cryopreserved was upheld, the local paper ran this story on Alcor:
Update: Link now goes to the Wayback Machine.