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"I donít want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."        Woody Allen
Kurzweil's new book for practical life extension... available now!

 

 

Life Extension & Cryonics Links

Here's to the future!

 
 
 
 
Alcor Life Extension Foundation The premier Cryonics facility
Alcor Life Extension Foundation Links page  Excellent cryonics related links.
Bio Transport Inc  Cryonics facility
American Cryonics Society   (Includes Ralph Merkle's study of the Feasibility of Cryonics)
Cryonics - merkle.com
THE FIRST IMMORTAL Online Resources    Lots of cryonics links
Cryonics Institute Cryonic Suspension Services
Nanotechnology Health (Nanozine.com)
 

Life extension is any method that lengthens an organism's life span, and the ultimate life span is immortality.  To achieve that goal we now have two choices: live long enough to reach immortality, or be preserved until you can be revived.

Advanced Molecular Nanotechnology will certainly be capable of reviving people from Biostasis (suspended animation).  Cryonics, or low temperature body storage, has been our best hope for 'surviving' until that time.  (And it's still the only backup plan!)  Current Cryonics methods may already be adequate to get a person safely into storage, so I think it's worth a try!   What do you have to lose?

The most common response I get to the idea of Biostasis is:  "Why do it?"   People seem to think the idea (1) won't work or (2) is somehow undesirable.

Ok...  if it doesn't work, so what?  You would be dead anyway!  Religious beliefs of an afterlife aside, you might as well try.

As far as the future being undesirable,... why would it be?  I see no reason why the (far) future won't be better than now.  An era of advanced Molecular Nanotechnology and Biostasis recovery will surely never arrive without a stable and benevolent world.  If you are in Cryo and humanity never achieves that stable and benevolent world, you'll never know the difference.

Recent advances in science and medicine have started to dramatically accelerate the extension of human life spans.  As a result, there are people alive today who will reach immortality... alive!  But, as has always been true, not everybody will benefit from advances.  All each of us can do is watch and wait for our chance... and I hope these thoughts I share will help us both!

 

Life extension and Cryonics Articles

(2005.08.29)     It's a miracle: mice regrow hearts  (and many other organs!)
(2005.02)          Do You Want to Live Forever?  (Aubrey de Grey)
(2004.12.15)      Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever  (Kurzweil's new book for practical life extension... today!)
(2004.05.05)      The Doctor Will Freeze You Now  (Suspended animation is almost here!)

(8-29-2002)       Forever Young:  The new scientific search for immortality
(8-20-2002)       A response to the Ted Williams media coverage    (Nanotechnology Industries)
(10-18-2000)     250 Million Year old Bacteria revived!
 

 

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