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by MV10
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Alcor predicts member revivals on or before Dec 31 2099???!!
Replies: 5
Views: 6852

Re: Alcor predicts member revivals on or before Dec 31 2099?

This thread reminds me how far behind I've gotten on my Alcor magazine reading. Did they actually predict this or was it more along the lines of a supposition in support of some other point? I can't see how anyone could make a rational prediction at this stage. We only vaguely know what is probably ...
by MV10
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: A better method of preservation than Alcor’s
Replies: 33
Views: 26968

Re: A better method of preservation than Alcor’s

Recent blog article addressing this, in case you've missed it:

http://www.alcor.org/blog/http-www-alco ... ion-prize/
by MV10
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Panic buttons to summon help - Athena Roar
Replies: 2
Views: 3883

Re: Panic buttons to summon help - Athena Roar

That's a good find. This guy has been reviewing the various options for many years.

http://www.benbest.com/cryonics/alarms.html
by MV10
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Cell Repair Technologies
Topic: Professor Sergio Canavero
Replies: 2
Views: 6439

Re: Professor Sergio Canavero

I did see an article a couple weeks after the one I posted where Alcor did deny having any involvement or contact with him whatsoever. (Not all that surprising.)
by MV10
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Cell Repair Technologies
Topic: Professor Sergio Canavero
Replies: 2
Views: 6439

Professor Sergio Canavero

Why do I have the feeling he's name-dropping Alcor without Alcor's actual involvement or permission? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/27/cryogenically-frozen-brains-will-woken-transplanted-donor-bodies/ According to the article, he claims he'll be doing "brain transplants" using Alcor neur...
by MV10
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Origin of the "Alcor" name?
Replies: 2
Views: 3720

Re: Origin of the "Alcor" name?

That's much more interesting than I expected!
by MV10
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Origin of the "Alcor" name?
Replies: 2
Views: 3720

Origin of the "Alcor" name?

As a matter of simple curiosity, I'm wondering if anybody knows the origin of the "Alcor" name.
It isn't mentioned in the website's history blurb.
by MV10
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Cryobiology
Topic: new cryonics offer?
Replies: 5
Views: 6156

Re: new cryonics offer?

They're independent of Alcor. The fact that they're apparently starting construction is new, they've been around for several years. Personally I don't find it encouraging that they're spending enormous sums of money on over-the-top decorative architecture. It suggests to me they either don't have a ...
by MV10
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: protective agent ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6776

Re: protective agent ?

Can't speak to the cryoprotectant question, but based on everything I've read, waiting "a few weeks" is far too long, if that's a legitimate worry.
by MV10
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Cryopreservation and communicable diseases
Replies: 8
Views: 7693

Re: Cryopreservation and communicable diseases

Planning can be very expensive, unless your time is worth nothing! However, I agree that an organization so implicitly future-oriented ought to have more planning in place than appears to be the case. The more I look into Alcor, the more I get the feeling we're getting very close to having enough me...