new cryonics offer?

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RibJig
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new cryonics offer?

Post by RibJig » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:55 am

Old news or not?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg ... evolution/

How does Timeship interface with Alcor?
Are they competitors or allies?

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Re: new cryonics offer?

Post by MV10 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:27 am

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 good handle on the very long term financial challenges of cryonics, or they're limiting themselves to a client-base of the mega-wealthy (in which case, more power to them).

I've also been a bit put off by their sketchy and incomplete website. They're going to handle cryopreservation for hundreds or thousands of years, and figure out subsequent revival and reintegration, yet they've never gotten around to replacing the gibberish placeholder text on their News page?

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Re: new cryonics offer?

Post by RibJig » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:12 pm

> or they're limiting themselves to a client-base of the mega-wealthy

Guessing, aren't we. :shock: :shock: :shock:
They claim a goal of 50K frozeys.
In forseeable cryonics climate, they'll need middle class frozeys, too, no??? :? :? :?
Some consider $80K & $220K catering to wealthy... :o :o :o

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Re: new cryonics offer?

Post by RibJig » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:48 am

MV10 wrote:They're independent of Alcor.
False!!!?? :o :o :o

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Kent
(he is ALSO Alcor board member, says Wiki)

Additionally, noticed SaulK hawks "life extending" dietary supplements...
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Re: new cryonics offer?

Post by Andrew » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:58 pm

Timeship always seemed a little bit of a comic grandiosity to me. Of course, what do I know about it. Whatever works is best, and Timeship may be workable. I prefer this route for stable preservation of many patients described by Ralph Merkle:

http://www.alcor.org/Library/html/cryop ... ryone.html

To me that proposal seems more NASA-Apollo-program and less ancient-greek-temple-of-Apollo-program. I don't want to criticize too much though, because who knows the future. We may be spending time at a sanctuary like Timeship some day.
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Re: new cryonics offer?

Post by Andrew » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:07 pm

Also, the current Alcor Board of Directors is composed of these people:

Catherine Baldwin
Ravin Jain
Ralph Merkle, Ph.D.
Michael Riskin, Ph.D., CPA
Michael Seidl, Ph.D., J.D.
Brian Wowk, Ph.D.

We may have to consider the possibility that Wikipedia is wrong about something.

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