The Turing Church meeting in Second Life on Sunday, February 14, featured a discussion of the recent Brain Preservation Foundation announcement: the Small Mammal Brain Preservation Prize has officially been won.
UPDATE – VIDEO recording of the meeting | The next Turing Church meeting in Second Life on Sunday, February 14, will feature a discussion of the recent Brain Preservation Foundation announcement: the Small Mammal Brain Preservation Prize has officially been won. The spectacular result achieved by 21st Century Medicine researchers provides the first demonstration that near-perfect, long-term structural preservation of an intact mammalian brain is achievable.
On March 22 the Swiss Italian TV (RSI) aired a documentary on ife extension, cryonics and mind uploading titled “Ho deciso di diventare immortale” (I decided to become immortal). I appear in the film with friends Linda Chamberlain, Aubrey de Grey, Randal Koene, and Max More.
Humans want to survive. Religion is about getting “saved”, and the desire to be saved is basically an allegory on the urgency to want to live. Living isn’t always fun (ask Eugen) but over-all it beats being dead. The desire to live is innate to us as human beings, and many would want to do so even in stark and hostile conditions. Think about the sacrifices the Inuit make for survival. Think about the sheer perseverance of people in concentration camps. Many went on, no matter what hardship they endured. Continue reading Immortality, Quantum Archaeology and my Poo Collection
Kim Suozzi is 23, and about to die from a fatal brain tumor. She has already lived far longer than expectations. Kim is seeking donations to help fund her cryosuspension. The Venturists have created a charitable fund for all donations and almost achieved the funding goal in a week. With some more help, she will have a chance. Please DONATE NOW to give Kim hope and a good chance to continue life.
Yesterday May 10 the Terasem crowd in Florida scattered the ashes of our beloved friend Fred Chamberlain on the beautiful beach near the Terasem Ashram. The ashes were scattered, but Fred’s brain is stored at the Alcor cryonics facility, and someday it will be possible to retrieve all thoughts, feelings and memories from Fred’s frozen brain, merge them with his extensive mindfile (much more about mindfiles in a forthcoming post), and bring him back to life. Continue reading Scattering Fred on Terasem beach
This article was written for Betterhumans in 2004 and edited by Betterhumans staff. I have found an online version at the Cryonics UK website and copied it here. See also my Interview with Robert Ettinger (March 2002).