[extropy-chat] transhumanist priorities

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 10 21:22:05 UTC 2005

Reading all the bemoaning of missed deadlines and
predictions makes me wonder if it wouldn't be a good
idea for the sake of the older transhumanists out
there to pick a fallback position and throw their
weight behind it. A good choice for this fall back
position, IMHO would be to make a serious push for
perfection of the cryogenic freezing process. While
there is a some research going on in this area, it is
mostly at the level of small tissues and organs. I
can't imagine it is well funded, I never see any
articles about it in mainstream scientific journals. I
think it would go a long way toward boosting Alcor's
reputation and business, for example, if they could
freeze a mouse and revive it upon thawing. This is
something, I think could be accomplished in a 10 year
time frame if the people involved made a serious
effort to do so. It doesn't strike me as exorbiantly
expensive either.

The Avantguardian 
Stuart LaForge
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