The 2.0 Project on Marblejars

[Commentary] http://www.marblejars.com/flvplayer.swfMarblejars.com Mark McAllister started The 2.0 Project a couple years ago to bring attention to the plight of those who cannot secure the insurance or funding required for cryonics preservation services due to pre-existing conditions. I interviewed him for a Frontier Channel article about his efforts and he has since become a good friend. … Continue reading The 2.0 Project on Marblejars

Alcor Conference – Table of Contents

Frontier Channel liveblogging from the 7th Alcor Conference: Event Announcement Frontier Channel at 7th Alcor Conference Introduction Day 1 Steve Bridges Brian Wowk First Break Stephen Van Sickle Tanya Jones Luncheon Ralph Merkle Michael West Afternoon Break Aubrey de Grey Alcor Board of Directors Panel Day 2 Morning Panel Steven Harris Morning Break Calvin Mercer … Continue reading Alcor Conference – Table of Contents

Alcor Conference – Chris Heward

[Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Chris Heward discussed his work on the "Kronos Longitudinal Aging Study (KLAS)" as a measurement of human aging. KRONOS Science Laboratory is a research institution in Phoenix, AZ, USA. Heward showed a graph of progress in life expectancy at birth and at 65. Life expectancy at birth has … Continue reading Alcor Conference – Chris Heward

Alcor Conference – Christine Peterson

[Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] Christine Peterson presented "Good News, Bad News, Surprising News" about life extension. She now spends about half time studying life extension as an enthusiast. She began by stating that terminology matters. Which terms are best: life extension, health extension, anti-aging, longevity, immortality, or permanent health? Since we are made … Continue reading Alcor Conference – Christine Peterson

Alcor Conference – Calvin Mercer

[Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Calvin Mercer asked "Cryonics and Religion: Friends or Foes?"  Cryonics, Mercer believes, will require support from more people than just scientists, including religious people.  How should cryogenics supporters present these ideas to religious people? How the discussion will play out, according to Mercer, will include debates between liberal … Continue reading Alcor Conference – Calvin Mercer

Alcor Conference – Calvin Mercer

[Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Calvin Mercer asked "Cryonics and Religion: Friends or Foes?" Cryonics, Mercer believes, will require support from more people than just scientists, including religious people. How should cryogenics supporters present these ideas to religious people? How the discussion will play out, according to Mercer, will include debates between liberal … Continue reading Alcor Conference – Calvin Mercer

Alcor Conference – Steven Harris

[Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Steven Harris is a researcher developing "Rapid Body Cooling for Prevention of Brain Damage." Rapid body cooling technologies are important to both cryonics and emerging short-term treatments. Hypothermia induced by lowering the body temperature by 4 degrees Celsius in five minutes could allow sufficient time for medical care … Continue reading Alcor Conference – Steven Harris

Alcor Conference – Morning Panel

[Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] Day two of the Alcor Conference. The day began with the "Human Cryopreservation and Critical Care Medicine Panel," including Alcor's Tanya Jones, critical care physician David Crippen and bioethicist Leslie Whetstine and moderated by Aschwin de Wolf. [Recap] The panelists discussed the various definitions death, including legal and biological, … Continue reading Alcor Conference – Morning Panel

Alcor Conference – Alcor Board of Directors Panel

[Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] Stephen Van Sickle, Ralph Merkle, Michael R. Seidl, and Brian Wowk of the Alcor Board of Directors answered questions from the audience for the last session of the day. The Board addressed questions about the current state of Alcor finances. Alcor is financially stable, with the following sources of … Continue reading Alcor Conference – Alcor Board of Directors Panel

Alcor Conference – Aubrey de Grey

[Alcor Conference - Table of Contents] [Recap] Does Aubrey de Grey really need an introduction at this point? His public proposal for repairing and reversing the damage of aging, SENS, and his public admission of being an Alcor member were the topics he discussed in "Is it Politically Safe for a Biologist to Support Cryonics … Continue reading Alcor Conference – Aubrey de Grey