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Nov 8, 2017

Head freezing and space funerals

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension, space

Humans have always hoped for life after death. The difference is that now our desire is becoming more achievable due to huge advances in science.

Cryogenics tanks for storing frozen bodies.

In the past, Egyptian slaves were executed to accompany their dead Pharaoh into the afterlife. Now, thousands of years later, an equally bizarre after death procedure is being carried out and all for the price of £5,000 for 250 years.

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Oct 24, 2017

Cryonics: Putting Death on Ice

Posted by in categories: cryonics, economics, ethics, life extension, neuroscience

Robert C. W. Ettinger’s seminal work, The Prospect Of Immortality, detailed many of the scientific, moral, and economic implications of cryogenically freezing humans for later reanimation. It was after that book was published in 1962 that the idea of freezing one’s body after death began to take hold.

One of the most pressing questions is, even if we’re able to revive a person who has been cryogenically preserved, will the person’s memories and personality remain intact? Ettinger posits that long-term memory is stored in the brain as a long-lasting structural modification. Basically, those memories will remain, even if the brain’s “power is turned off”.


This infographic delves into the mechanics and feasibility of cryonics – a process that thousands of people are betting will give them a second shot at life.

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Oct 20, 2017

The scientists trying to find the “cure” for old age

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension

Izpisúa, Blasco, De Grey, and Magalhães meet in Madrid at the end of summer at the first “International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit.” The conference lasts two days and is held in the CSIC, attracting prominent scientists, futurists and freaks, as conference organizer and Vidaplus President Txetxu Mazuelas, refers to them. The scientific world and the futuristic world inevitably clash. One of the most heated debates is on the cryopreservation of human beings – a kind of plan B that puts humans on ice while they work out the secret to eternal life.


Could we live to 140? 1,000? Is there a limit? Scientific research into extending the human lifespan is being backed by Silicon Valley giants such as Google and Facebook.

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Sep 7, 2017

Unexpected Futurist: Ben Franklin envisions 2776 — and Cryonics

Posted by in categories: aging, cryonics, education, entertainment, futurism, health, human trajectories, innovation, media & arts, science, time travel

In Unexpected Futurist, we profile the lesser known futurist side of influential individuals. This episode’s unexpected time-traveler: Benjamin Franklin. Ben Franklin was an inventor, observer, electricity pioneer, and serial experimenter, so it’s not entirely surprising he looked to the future. But it turns out he was looking to the far, far future. In 1780 he wrote a letter to a friend in which he lamented that he was born during the dawn of science.

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Sep 7, 2017

Paul Spiegel: Beyond Retirement – A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

Posted by in categories: business, cryonics, law, life extension

During the recent Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit in Madrid, LEAF board member Paul Spiegel discussed the social ramifications of increased lifespans thanks to emerging technologies. He spoke of the need for society to adapt to deal with longer lives. We invite you to watch the talk he gave and also to read an interview providing deeper insight on the necessary changes in the pension system.

But first, a few words about Paul. Paul graduated cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979 and from Boalt Hall School of Law in 1983. He has attended Harvard Law School, the University of Paris, Sorbonne, and International Christian University in Tokyo.

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Sep 5, 2017

Realive: Marc is diagnosed with a disease and is given a short time to live

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension

Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first cryogenically frozen man to be revived in history. Marc discovers a startling future, but the biggest surprise is that his past has accompanied him in unexpected ways.

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Aug 22, 2017

FLOW OF WISDOM Interview w/ Zoltan Istvan founder of the Transhumanist Party HR1

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, geopolitics, life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

The original date of this broadcast was on August 20, 2017. Zoltan Istvan is the creator of the Transhumanist political party.
Subjects discussed: Cryonics, The merging of machines and humans, advance technology, transhumanism, CRISPR and Artificial Intelligence.

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Aug 20, 2017

In this talk during the first International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit in Madrid in 2017 (http://longevitycryopreservationsummi…), prepared in collaboration with Keith Comito, LEAF/Lifespan.io President, longevity advocate Elena Milova reviews sociological studies of public attitudes towards the concept of life extension and corresponding technologies

Posted by in categories: cryonics, education, geopolitics, life extension, neuroscience, transhumanism

She goes on to detail which expressions and messages can increase public acceptance and which have proven to be counterproductive. Related cognitive biases are also briefly discussed.

Elena is a LEAF/Lifespan.io Director of the Board and the head of its Outreach/Fundraising committee, and has been a longevity activist and advocate since 2013. Since then she has organized educational events to make new evidence-based methods of healthy life extension more popular, and is member of the Russian transhumanist movement.

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Aug 9, 2017

María Blasco: Las claves del envejecimiento. Hacia la extensión de la Longevidad

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension

La directora del CNI acude al International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit para poner sobre la mesa el trabajo que lleva años realizando sobre los telómeros y su implicación en la extensión de vida.

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Jul 5, 2017

Revita Life Sciences Continues to Advance Multi-Modality Protocol in Attempt to Revive Brain Dead Subjects

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, cryonics, futurism, genetics, health, life extension, neuroscience, posthumanism

Revita Life Sciences, (http://revitalife.co.in) a biotechnology company focused on translational regenerative therapeutic applications, has announced that it is continuing to advance their novel, multi-modality clinical intervention in the state of brain death in humans.

“We have proactively continued to advance our multi-modality protocol, as an extended treatment before extubation, in an attempt to reverse the state of brain death” said Mr.Pranjal Agrawal, CEO Revita Life Sciences. “This treatment approach has yielded some very encouraging initial outcome signs, ranging from minor observations on blood pressure changes with response to painful stimuli, to eye opening and finger movements, with corresponding transient to permanent reversal changes in EEG patterns.”

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