The freezing procedure, called cryonics, costs $36,000 for a whole body and $15,000 for the brain alone.
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This technology may one day be used to revive patient suspended in cryonics.
A new way to warm up frozen tissue using tiny vibrating particles could one day help with the problem of organ shortages.
We know how to cool organs to cryogenic temperatures, which is usually below 320 degrees Fahrenheit. But the organs can’t be stored for long — sometimes only four hours for heart and lungs — because they get damaged when you try to warm them up. As a result, more than 60 percent of donor hearts and lungs aren’t transplanted. In a study published today in Science Translational Medicine, scientists used nanoparticles to warm up frozen tissue quickly and without damaging the organs. Within a decade, this could lead to being able to store entire organs in organ banks for a long period of time, the authors say.
For today’s study, the team rewarmed 50 milliliters of tissue and solution with magnetic nanoparticles. Magnetic particles create heat in electromagnetic fields, says study co-author Zhe Gao, an post-doc studying nanotechnology at the University of Minnesota. Basically, the scientists infused a tissue with a special kind of nanoparticle made of silica-coated iron oxide. Then, they expose it to a magnetic field. Think of the nanoparticles as antennae. Once they get pick up the “signal” from the magnetic fields, they start to vibrate, and this creates the heat that warms up the organ quickly.
Promising news- very primitive proof of concept for cryonics.
Scientists (and sci-fi fans) have been talking about suspended animation for years. The idea that the functions of the human body can somehow be put on “pause” while life-saving medical procedures are performed (or a person is sent into space, a la Alien) has long seemed untenable — until now. According to New Scientist, doctors have successfully placed humans in suspended animation for the first time, in a trial that could have an enormous influence on the future of emergency room surgery.
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Aubrey de Grey will be the opening speaker at our launch meeting. He will discuss the need for an organized Health and Life Extension movement and related topics. Q and A to follow.
We are working with Aubrey de Grey — CSO of SENS, Jim Strole — head of RAADfest, Michael West — CEO of AgeX (founder of Geron and ACT), Steve Garan — CTO of Trans-Time (cryonics), and other leaders and leading organizations on the project herewith.
You are invited to Perpetual Life for The Remembrance of the Resurrectables and Age Reversal & Cryonics by Bill Faloon.
Before and After the service, we will celebrate the Remembrance of the Resurrectables in the Sanctuary, A ceremony of remembering all of the patients that are in Cryonic Suspension.
Before the service: Enjoy tasty snacks, networking and conversations on Age Reversal, Cryonics, The Singularity and other topics of interest to all for the quest of an Unlimited Life. Stay afterwards as we have a delicious 5 star dinner reception with speakers.
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Come early and enjoy snacks and conversation and stay afterward as we have a delicious 5-star dinner reception for Bill Faloon.
Before and after the service we will enjoy tasty food and interesting discussions on Age Reversal, Cryonics, Singularity and other topics of interest for all Immortalists.
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Whether we like it or not, the hybrid age is already here. From genetic manipulation, to AI technology, to nano-technology, robotics, 3D printing, brain mapping, super computing, the list is literally endless. Futurists and Transhumanist philosophers believe that science and technology are limitless, and that humanity’s current cultural traditions and mindset are the mechanisms in place that prohibit human development.
Mankind has experienced formidable technological growth in the past from the early ancestors to the Agrarian Age, the Industrial Age in the 18th century, and the Information Age in the 1970s, from their point of view, we are simply going through another revolutionary leap into what they call, the Hybrid Age.
The Transhumanist Movement, also known as H+ is an intellectual, cultural and political movement that supports technological enhancements in the human body through the use of genetics, robotics, synthetic biology, AI technology among others to modify the physiology, psyche, memory and progeny of a human being and ultimately achieve immortality on earth, (a procedure they believe can be reached within the next decade) whereby human consciousness can be uploaded into a robot, cyborg or possibly, a human clone. The sci-fi novel “Altered Carbon” by Richard K. Morgan captures a cornucopia of technological concepts that are, believe it or not, in experimental stages across the globe, methods such as: human hybridization, CRISPR-technology—Chinese scientists have used CRISPR for gene-editing on 86 human patients; limb regeneration, bionic augmentation, the making of super-soldiers, cloning, Cryonics and the growing interest in information-theoretic death, neuropreservation, suspended animation, molecular nano-technology and so on. Sounds far-fetched right?
Alcor calls them “patients”, and right now, over 150 of these frozen souls are waiting for the future in vats of liquid nitrogen stored in Scottsdale, Arizona. We interview Dr. Ralph Merkle, a director at the Alcor Foundation and a respected pioneer in nanotechnology, to learn how recent advances in cryonics just may enable long-haul interstellar spaceflight sooner than you’d guess…