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Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd. – Cryogenics and connecting the cold bits – Design Products & Applications

Author : Roy Phillips, MD, CryoCoax

05 January 2021

Its early origins were in the late nineteenth century when Faraday et al experimented with the liquefaction of various gases and has developed tremendously over the subsequent 140 years or so. (Note: it not to be confused with cryonics, the science of freezing dead bodies!).

Today Cryogenics has become a key part of our scientific and engineering present and is set to become an even bigger part of our future.

A key emerging market for cryogenics in the electronics industry is being created by the immense interest in quantum computing, while other applications include medical, space, defence, aerospace, education, test and measurement, biological research, chemistry and more.

The use of electronics, particularly RF, within cryogenic applications is especially interesting and involves a phenomenon called superconductivity.

Superconductivity occurs within certain materials at ultra-low temperatures when a charge or signal moves through the material without resistance. The obvious benefits of this are a massive increase in capacity, efficiency and the signal integrity of an RF system.

One of the biggest challenges in this market is the very the narrow supply chain for the exotic materials required to manufacture cryogenic products and the new technology required to combine components into a working system or sub-assembly. While not insurmountable, this remains the biggest challenge to successfully create manufacturable products with reliable and repeatable performance.

As conventional soldering is not possible with some cryogenic cable materials Intelliconnect has designed a solderless connector and other low temperature hardware to create assemblies which work to below 2 K (-271.15C) at bandwidths up to 40GHz.

Technical specifications, both electrical and mechanical are significantly different in the cryogenics world and product design engineers will be working with scientists outside of the customary world of electronics, rather than their traditional customer base of RF and electronics engineers, which presents a new set of challenges.

The enormous investment in equipment and stock required was the first major hurdle. Specialised test equipment, self-designed manufacturing equipment, hugely expensive materials and even additional manufacturing space has had to be procured.

Relationships with many seats of learning in UK, USA and elsewhere were essential and Intelliconnect has developed a large network of University partnerships which has helped immeasurably with product development and elevating technical expertise.

In such a specialised vertical market brand recognition becomes extremely important. In an industry where physical and electrical tolerances are very low, quality expectations are incredibly high, and product and supply reliability are paramount, it has been essential to create a new brand which was synonymous with all of these customer requirements. Intelliconnect has created a specialised subsidiary business CryoCoax dedicated to the cryogenics industry.

CryoCoax are members of the British Cryogenics Council, the Cryogenics Society of Europe and the Cryogenics Society of America. An ISO9001 manufacturer CryoCoax is also SC21 accredited to a Silver standard. SC21 is a business quality and improvement qualification designed to provide a continuous improvement programme and assure supply chain performance. Silver Award proves >96% on time delivery and 99.5% quality.

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Cryonics In 2020 Guide: Will It Replace Burial and Cremation?

What Is Cryogenics?

Cryogenics is the study of how materials behave at very low temperatures.

This field of study helps us understand the chemical changes which occur when a substance reaches the lowest possible temperature of -273.

Presently this knowledge has been applied to the field of death care as human bodies are now being frozen in hopes of reanimating them in the future.

About 350 people all over the world have chosen to have their bodies frozen immediately after death.

Lots of paperwork must take place long before death if the cryogenic process is to take place.

Clients must complete all the necessary documentation and make sure funding is in place well ahead of time.

The freezing process must begin within 2-15 minutes after the person has been declared legally dead.

Then the body is packed in ice and injected with chemicals to keep the blood from clotting.

A special machine called a heart-lung resuscitator artificially restores circulation and breathing.

The body is then transported to a long-term care facility for final cooling and perfusion, a process in which the patients blood is slowly and carefully replaced by special substances to protect against ice formation.

They are then slowly cooled to a temperature of -196 and preserved in liquid nitrogen in a special storage unit called a cryostat.

For most of us, this idea seems creepy yet weirdly hopeful at the same time.

It reads like the plot of the most far-fetched science fiction novel.

But is it possible that this science fiction may simply becomescience?

As you can imagine, the issue is by no means simple.

Here are the different schools of thought on whether this is medical science or wishful thinking.

In 2015, the MIT Technology Review published an article debunking cryonics as a false science.

Their main point is that human consciousness is much too complex to recreate.

Even reconstructing the consciousness of a roundworm, a far less complex organism than humans are, remains beyond us.

In addition, we have no evidence that major organs such as the heart and the kidneys could be successfully frozen and thawed.

Promoters of cryonics declare that indeed there are other specimens of life which have been frozen and reanimated.

These include insects, vinegar eels, and even embryos which later became human children.

Recent advances in biology point to the hope that we can do even greater things in the future.

We already know that victims of cardiac arrest can sometimes be saved through lowering body temperature. Who is to say that we couldnt use it to save more people at some later time?

As you can well imagine, there are many misunderstandings about this radical approach to post-death care.

Here we debunk some of these common myths.

Although its true that the process of cryonics involves lowering your bodys temperature substantially, its not at all the same process as simply throwing something in the freezer.

The chemicals placed in your cells (through a process called vitrification) actually protect tissue and organs from freezing.

The goal is simply to slow all molecular movement to a standstill so that the body can be preserved in its original state.

We now understand that death is not an abrupt event. In fact, its a lengthy process which happens in stages.

Medically, a person is declared dead when his/her heart stops beating.

However, life processes continue within cells and tissue until they gradually cease and begin to decay due to the lack of oxygenated blood.

In cryonics, the patient is stabilized before this gradual decay can begin. Tissue and organs are kept viable through artificial means, similar to the emergency procedures employed for cardiac arrest patients.

As with most controversial issues in the medical field, there are some experts who support cryonics and others who do not.

Unfortunately, the credibility of cryonics has been undermined by some bad press and over-sensationalized reporting.

Because of this controversial reputation, there are some scientists who have dismissed the idea without bothering to research it thoroughly.

In spite of this, there are at least 60 prominent scientists who have publicly endorsed cryonics by signing an open letter in support of it.

There is still a considerable amount of work to do to secure legal rights for cryonicists.

In most states, the next of kin has the right to determine what happens to a loved ones body after death. Even if the deceased person has a legal contract with a cryonics facility, their wishes are often undermined by family members who bury or cremate them instead.

However, representatives of cryonics facilities are diligent about going to court to fight for the rights of those with whom they have legal contracts. In many cases, they can even file an injunction to stop an autopsy.

Because this is still a new method, there are still some ethical questions around it which remain unclear.

For example, if the cryonic facility runs out of money or the technology fails, does it still have a duty to care for the patients entrusted to them?

On a more existential level, can we even preserve all the complex components of a persons true identity?

If someone is successfully reanimated 30 years from now, would they be able to function as their true self in a society thats sure to be radically different from what they remember?

These are all questions that the cryonics community still needs to grapple with.

So assuming you want to preserve your body after death for future revival, who can you go to?

There are two reputable American organizations worth looking into if this route holds any appeal for you.

The Cryonics Institute offers an impressive level of stability.

Here are some of the advantages to choosing this company.

The mission of the Cryonics Institute, as stated on their website, is to provide the highest possible quality at the lowest possible cost.

As a non-profit, they are committed to benefiting their members.

The Institute asserts a passionate belief in the possibility of a radical extension of the human lifespan, giving patients a second chance at life, youth and health as expressed in Robert Ettingers 1962 book The Prospect of Immortality.

The Cryonics Institute was founded back in 1976 by Robert Ettinger, the scientist credited with starting the cryonics movement.

Ettinger became a celebrity after the publication of The Prospect of Immortality. He appeared on talk shows and spoke with newspapers and magazines on the topic.

In 2004, vitrification became part of the cryopreservation process, based on the work of researchers Greg Fahy and William F. Rall.

Since their beginning in 1976, the Cryonics Institute has cryopreserved a total of 100 patients who are still successfully preserved at the facility.

The Cryonics Institute is owned by the membership and governed by a board of twelve directors, all of whom demonstrate personal passion for the ideals of immortality that cryonics represents.

They have established a rapid and effective system incorporating the best aspects of emergency medicine and mortuary care.

They have teams of funeral directors specially trained in the science of cryonics. These highly skilled and effective teams can be dispatched anywhere in the world when their services are urgently needed.

Another leader in the newly-emerging field of cryonics, Alcor is a reputable organization to look into if you want to explore the option of cryopreservation.

Here are the things you need to know.

Alcor is a non-profit organization based in Scottsdale, AZ.

Founded in 1972, they specialize in cryonics research and technology.

Members have the ability to use life insurance towards the cost of cryopreservation.

Presently, Alcor is working on technology to preserve the information in the brain which comprises memory and identity.

Alcor has clearly prioritized the five components of their mission as follows:

Maintain the current patients in biostasis.

Place current and future members into biostasis (when and if needed).

Eventually restore all patients in Alcors care to health and reintegrate them into society.

Fund research into developing more cost-effective and reliable means for 1-3 above.

Provide public education as a means of fostering growth to support the goals of 1, 2, 3, 4 above.

As of the end of 2019, Alcor has a total of 177 patients in its care.

129 of these patients are male; 46 of them are female.

Their first suspension was in 1967, carried out while Alcor still went by the name of the Cryonics Society of California.

The most recent was a 77-year-old man who had been a member of Alcor since 2000.

The number of patients in cryonic suspension with Alcor has risen steadily since its founding.

The cost of cryonics can be prohibitive, as it is much more expensive than other deathcare options.

The Cryonics Institute typically charges a one-time cost of $28,000, which can be covered by life insurance. This cost includes storage as well as vitrification perfusion.

For a whole body cryopreservation, Alcor charges $200,000, also payable through a life insurance policy. There is also an option to preserve only the patients head for $80,000.

The practice of cryonics demands a radical reimagining of everything we thought we knew about death.

Maybe death isnt as final as we have always believed.

If this is true, then it opens up a whole new way of thinking about our post-death rituals.

Naturally this leaves us with many questions.

Here are some of the most common questions about cryonics.

As of this writing, no human has yet been revived after their body temperature has been lowered to a level far below freezing.

However, the point of cryonics lies in the hope that technology will eventually advance enough to allow this to happen.

There is an expectation that the field of molecular nanotechnology will discover ways to reverse any damage caused by the cryonics process.

To that end, cryonics patients are cared for until such time as they can be revived safely.

This question is tricky, because there are multiple definitions of dead.

By law, the cryonics process cannot begin until the patient is legally dead.

Usually, a medical professional declares someone legally dead if they have stopped breathing, their heart has stopped beating, or brain activity has ceased due to the removal of life support.

But the philosophy behind cryonics is that we will one day have the ability to resuscitate these patients.

Breathing and blood circulation are restored immediately after legal death so that essential organs continue to function.

For that reason, cryonics patients are not considered dead. Instead, the term cryopreserved is used.

Ideally, the cryonics process should begin as soon as possible after the heart stops beating, usually around one or two minutes and certainly not more than fifteen.

If it takes longer, the process of restoration could pose more of a challenge.

Thats because any decay of the circulatory system can make it more difficult to circulate the chemicals necessary to prevent ice formation.

The most affordable way to fund cryonic suspension is by purchasing a life insurance policy in which you name the cryonics facility as the primary beneficiary.

To do this, you just have to purchase a life insurance policy in an amount sufficient to cover the cost of cryopreservation. Then you make a monthly payment.

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Brit pensioner plans to freeze his own corpse in hopes of being revived centuries later – Daily Star

A British pensioner says he wants to have his body frozen after death in the hope that future generations will one day be able to bring them back to life.

The unnamed 73-year-old, from Nottingham, has signed up to a programme that allows customers to be cryogenically frozen soon after death.

Their body will then be cooled and transported to the US where it will be placed in liquid nitrogen at a chilling temperature of -196C in a facility in Arizona, operated by the firm Alcor.

The scientific procedure is described as "life extension" and patients are put in "pause" before returning to humanity potentially thousands of years in the future when it is technologically and scientifically possible.

The man said: "The number of people signing up to cryonics isn't booming but it is increasing all the time, it has been for many years.

"Most people are taking up the option because there is less belief in religion these days and there's a gradual realisation that with the constant advances in science, cryonics will work.

"It is advancing at an exponential rate, it always has.

"Compare the time from the discovery of electricity or the invention to mobile phones to now, and then look to the end of this century.

"The advantage is extending your life for possibly a very long time. It's a way of taking advantage of technology that will be available in the future.

"Part of our role with Cryonics UK is to help you get there by cooling your body down as quickly as possible and doing our best to preserve it by using cryogenic preservatives to replace the blood and most of the water in your body so you won't suffer ice crystals in your brain, though in the future there will probably be a way of getting around that.

"Then we put your body in a large casket with dry ice that's minus 79 degrees and ship it off to America."

The British man's body will stored by Alcor, a firm specialising in 'life extension'. According to the company, the process is not new with people trying to prolong their lives since as far back as the 1960s.

Their services are not cheap, with the majority of patients usually needing a life insurance policy of $200,000 (150,000) for a "whole-body cryopreservation or $80,000 (60,000) for neuro cryopreservation".

It is vital the procedure begins within the first minute or two after the heart stops beating.

Alcor says: "Longer delays place a greater burden on future technology to reverse injury and restore the brain to a healthy state, and make it more uncertain that the correct original state can be determined.

"Except for embryos, no human has ever been revived from temperatures far below freezing."

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In 1984, Metallica released their hotly anticipated second album, Ride the Lightning. Taking its title from Stephen King's The Stand, the record boasted certified bangers like "Fight Fire With Fire," "Creeping Death" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Those soon-to-be-classics along with cryonics nightmare "Trapped Under Ice" and the Lovecraft-inspired instrumental "The Call of Ktulu" kept the denim n' leather faithful frothing at the mouth. But the band got some grief from seasoned heshers who balked at the power ballad "Fade to Black" and radio-friendly melodies of "Escape." Of course, millions more disagreed: Ride the Lightning has since been certified six times platinum. And that's just in the U.S.

Of the roughly gazillion copies sold worldwide, a few hundred don't share the album's iconic deep blue sleeve. Sure, the electric chair and lighting are still front and center, but the sleeve itself is an alien emerald green. These rare editions were the result of a misprint by Bernett Records, the label that released Ride the Lightning in France. But there seems to be some disagreement about how many of these misprints exist: Some sources claim 400, while others say it's as many as 1,000.

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Is resurrection possible? Researchers catalogue ways science may achieve it – Big Think

There's no evidence that life exists after death. But there's also no proof that death is the end of subjective experience, or that it's irreversible, or that we can't achieve immortality. In fact, some researchers think immortality is not only possible, but inevitable.

Alexey Turchin, an author, life extensionist and transhumanist researcher from Moscow, believes artificial intelligence will eventually become so powerful that humans will be able to download themselves or, the quantifiable information contained in their brains onto computers and live forever. Of course, even if that's possible, it'll take a while to develop that technology, anywhere from 100 to 600 years, according to Turchin.

"The development of AI is going rather fast, but we are still far away from being able to 'download' a human into a computer," Turchin told Russia Beyond. "If we want to do it with a good probability of success, then count on [the year] 2600, to be sure."

That's out of reach for us, sure. But downloading yourself onto a computer is just one possible route to immortality. In 2018, Turchin and Maxim Chernyakov, of the Russian Transhumanist Movement, wrote a paper outlining the main ways technology might someday make resurrection and, therefore, immortality possible.

First, some terms: The paper defines life as a "continued stream of subjective experiences" and death as the permanent end of that stream. Immortality, to them, is a "life stream without end," and resurrection is the "continuation of that same stream of experiences after an arbitrarily long gap."

Another key clarification is the identity problem: How would you know that a downloaded copy of yourself really was going to be you? Couldn't it just be a convincing yet incomplete and fundamentally distinct representation of your brain?

If you believe that your copy is not you, that implies you believe that there's something more to your identity than the (currently) quantifiable information contained within your brain and body, according to the researchers. In other words, "informational identity" is not enough for "real" identity.

In this scenario, there must exist what the researchers call a "non-informational identity carrier" (NIIC). This could be something like what religions call a "soul." It could be "qualia," which are the unmeasurable "subjective experiences which could be unique to every person." Or maybe it doesn't exist at all.

Either way, resurrection should be possible.

"If no 'soul' exist, resurrection is possible via information preservation; if soul exist, resurrection is possible via returning of the "soul" into the new body. But some forms of NIIC are also very fragile and mortal, like continuity," the researchers noted.

"The problem of the nature of human identity could be solved by future superintelligent AI, but for now it cannot be definitively solved. This means that we should try to preserve as much identity as possible and not refuse any approaches to life extension and resurrection even if they contradict our intuitions about identity, as our notions of identity could change later."

Turchin and Chernyakov outline seven broad categories of potential resurrection methods, ranked from the most plausible to the most speculative.

The first category includes methods practiced while the person is alive, like cryonics, plastination and preserving brain tissue through processes like chemical fixation. After all, there have been "suggestions that the claustrum, hypothalamus, or even a single neuron is the neural correlate of consciousness," so it may be possible to preserve just that part of a person, and later implant it into another organism, the researchers noted.

Other methods get far stranger. For example, one (very speculative) method might include superintelligent AI that uses a Dyson sphere to harness the power of the sun to "power enormous calculation engines" that would "reconstruct" people who collected a sufficient amount of data on their identities.

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"The main idea of a resurrection-simulation is that if one takes the DNA of a past person and subjects it to the same developmental condition, as well as correcting the development based on some known outcomes, it is possible to create a model of a past person which is very close to the original," the researchers wrote.

"DNA samples of most people who lived in past 1 to 2 centuries could be extracted via global archeology. After the moment of death, the simulated person is moved into some form of the afterlife, perhaps similar to his religious expectations, where he meets his relatives."

Delving further into sci-fi territory, another resurrection method would use time-travel technology.

"If there will at some point be technology that allows travel to the past, then our future descendants will be able to directly save people dying in the past by collecting their brains at the moment of death and replacing them with replicas," the paper states.

How?

"A nanorobot could be sent several billion years before now, where it could secretly replicate and sow nanotech within all living being without affecting the course of history. At the moment of death, such nanorobots could be activated to collect data about the brain and preserve it somewhere until its future resurrection; thus, there would be no need for forward time travel."

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The paper goes on to outline some more resurrection methods, including ones that involve parallel worlds, aliens and clones, along with a good, old-fashioned possibility: god exists and one day he resurrects us.

In short, it's all extremely speculative.

But the aim of the paper was simply to catalogue the potential ways humans might be able to cheat death. For Turchin, that's not some far-off project: In addition to studying global risks and transhumanism, the Russian researcher heads the Immortality Roadmap, which, similar to the 2018 paper, outlines various ways in which we might someday achieve immortality.

Although it may take centuries before humans come close to "digital immortality," Turchin believes that life-extension technology could allow some people to survive long enough to see it happen.

Want a shot at being among them? Beyond the obvious, like staying healthy, the Immortality Roadmap suggests you start collecting extensive data on yourself: diaries, video recordings, DNA information, EEGs, complex creative objects all of which could someday be used to digitally "reconstruct" your identity.

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How Is Cryonics Performed? – How Cryonics Works …

If you decide to have yourself placed in cryonic suspension, what happens to you? Well, first, you have to join a cryonics facility and pay an annual membership fee (in the area of $400 a year). Then, when your heart stops beating and you are pronounced "legally dead," an emergency response team from the facility springs into action. The team stabilizes your body, supplying your brain with enough oxygen and blood to preserve minimal function until you can be transported to the suspension facility. Your body is packed in ice and injected with heparin (an anticoagulant) to prevent your blood from clotting during the trip. A medical team awaits the arrival of your body at the cryonics facility.

Once you are transported to the cryonics facility, the actual "freezing" begins. Cryonics facilities can't simply put their patients into a vat of liquid nitrogen, because the water inside their cells would freeze. When water freezes, it expands -- this would cause the cells to simply shatter. The cryonics team must first remove the water from your cells and replace it with a glycerol-based chemical mixture called a cryoprotectant -- a sort of human antifreeze. The goal is to protect the organs and tissues from forming ice crystals at extremely low temperatures. This process, called vitrification (deep cooling without freezing), puts the cells into a state of suspended animation.

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Once the water in your body is replaced with the cryoprotectant, your body is cooled on a bed of dry ice until it reaches -130 C (-202 F), completing the vitrification process. The next step is to insert your body into an individual container that is then placed into a large metal tank filled with liquid nitrogen at a temperature of around -196 degrees Celsius (-320 degrees Fahrenheit). Your body is stored head down, so if there were ever a leak in the tank, your brain would stay immersed in the freezing liquid.

Cryonics isn't cheap -- it can cost up to $150,000 to have your whole body preserved. But for the more frugal futurists, a mere $50,000 will preserve your brain for perpetuity -- an option known as neurosuspension. Hopefully for those who have been preserved this way, technology will come up with a way to clone or regenerate the rest of the body.

If you opt for cryonic suspension, expect to have some company. Several bodies and/or heads are often stored together in the same liquid-nitrogen-filled tank.

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Netflix’s Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice Review: A Hope To Be Resurrected | TechQuila – TechQuila

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Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice premiered on 15th September 2020. Directed by Pailin Wedel, the documentary takes us closer to the Naovaratpong family whose daughter is the youngest cryogenically frozen person, after her sudden demise due to brain cancer.

Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice revolves around the lives of the Naovaratpong family who decided to cryogenically freeze their daughter Einz (meaning love) who, at the age of 2 years, unexpectedly fell into a coma due to a fatal form of brain cancer that has 0% survival rate. After multiple surgeries and procedures, Einz lost her battle. But before her demise, the family contacteda company in Arizona called Alticor, who agreed to cryogenically preserve her remains for the future.

Cryogenically freezing refers to a procedure where an individuals corpse or severed head is preserved at a low temperature (196 C or 320.8 F) with the speculative hope that resurrection may be possible in the future with technological advancements and treatment availability. The Naovaratpong family took this decision in order to preserve their daughter today but to revive her someday in the future in a better world where there is a cure for her fatal cancer.

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The family faced a lot of backlash from the media as everyone believed that the family stopped the childs soul from reincarnating or trapped the soulless body of their child, and questioned their decision both in the name of science and religion.

The documentary in itself carries a lot of questions related to science, ethics, and religious philosophy. While I felt the plight of the parents and, to an extent, understood what they did and why they did so, on the other hand, their decision stopped them from moving ahead. A piece of them, which is physically dead, still remained in the hope of revival someday. The presence of undying hope and optimism is great but too much of anything can be painful.

While reading more about the whole scenario, I found out that Einzs body wasnt preserved, but rather, what remained of her cancer-affected brain. While Einz and brother Matrix shared a heartwarming bond, after her demise, he decided to progressively look forward with hope and inquisitiveness, and contribute towards science. While his decision is very strong and heartwarming, I felt there was a constant, unconscious pressure on him to do something for his sister, something thatll take years of work with little to no success rate.

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Matrix visits the chamber where his sister is kept and places a card on it that read You are your own unique story. The sentiment is both strong and odd and speaks volumes.

STREAM IT! Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice is a story of hope, optimism, love, science, parenthood, and grief. The documentary isnt exactly loaded with facts and figures but takes you closer to a family who are widely misunderstood and criticized. Definitely, a worthy watch!

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The cultural code followed in the documentary takes us closer to the family and does not fancy the mise-en-scene. The simple making and close-knit storyline makes this documentary both heartwarming and heart wrenching. The narrative elements and balance allow it to interact with the viewers, giving them an insight into the reality and the world cryonics!

Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice is now streaming on Netflix.

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‘Hope Frozen’: The cryonics industry offers strength to grieving families but does the technology actually wor – MEAWW

When it comes to scientific advancements, there is no question that the past 100 years have been characterized by a number of innovations that have propelled us much farther into the future many of them in the medical field. One of those techniques that are considered groundbreaking by some but with skepticism by others, seems to be more like science-fiction rather than reality. Cryonics is the process of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have just died, in the hope that scientific advances may allow them to be revived in the future this has been regarded with skepticism within the mainstream scientific community but for others, it presents hope.

In 2015, Matheryn Naovaratpong became the youngest person to be cryogenically frozen at just two years old. Matheryn aka Einz was the second child of Sahatorn and Nareerat Naovaratpong, whose first child, Matrix, had wanted a younger sibling. The baby brought joy to the family when she was born. However, she developed a rare form of brain cancer just after her second birthday -- a form of cancer for which the survival rate was minimal if not zero. Sahatorn made the decision to cryogenically freeze his child, in the hopes that she could be revived in the future when there would be a cure for her cancer.

The Naovaratpong family's quest to give their child a chance to live and the aftermath of that decision is the subject of Netflix's latest documentary, 'Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice'. Sahatorn passes on his dreams of reviving Einz to his son, Matrix, who himself holds up that dream with fervor. Matrix goes to visit an American scientist in the latter half of the documentary to learn how close they are to reviving those who have been cryogenically frozen. What he learns there is heartbreaking.

The scientist who worked on successfully freezing and reviving a rabbit tells him that current techniques mostly will not ensure that revival will be a successful process. The scientist stresses that the cell structure needs to be intact to ensure that the person being revived remains the same. However, with current techniques, he believes there will only be a 0.1% chance of success.

How exactly does cryonics work? Once the patient is declared clinically dead, cryonic technicians drain their blood and replace it with a solution designed to preserve organs, then follow it up with a cryoprotectant solution that freezes cells without causing the crystal formation that would damage them when returned to normal temperature. Bodies are then placed in tanks of liquid nitrogen for long-term storage -- the nitrogen must be regularly topped up.

The scientific community, however, is much more skeptical about the process, as we have seen in the documentary. What makes a person who they are, are their thoughts, memories, and their knowledge and the cryonics process could destroy the structure of the brain by dehydrating it. The method to recreate synaptic connections or the nervous system's workings in a virtual scenario is still an impossible task. A 2015 article from MIT Technology Review states that such a technology does not exist, even in principle, and says the cryonics industry is offering "an abjectly false hope that is beyond the promise of technology."

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These are the best films and TV shows to watch on Netflix in September – Peterborough Telegraph

There is a wide range of new titles set for release this month. (Shutterstock)

If the unseasonable weather kept you inside more than you anticipated in August, causing you to binge watch the entirety of Netflixs collection, theres no need to fear.

Throughout the month of September the streaming service is releasing a whole new batch of films and series to keep you fully entertained as the summer creeps to a close.

Here are the top titles set for release this month.

The Duchess

UK Netflix release date: Friday 11 September

Stand up comedian and occasional 8 out of 10 Cats panelist Katherine Ryan has an exciting new sitcom set for release this month. The Duchess follows Ryan, who plays an exaggerated version of herself as a flawed but loving single mum. Katherine decides to have a second child, but there is one issue: shes not in a relationship. The series follows her as she tries to find a way to make this dream a reality from considering sperm donors to asking her ex.

The Devil All the Time

UK Netflix release date: Wednesday 16 September

The Devil All the Time is an American psychological thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock. It follows Arvin Russell (played by Tom Holland) as he tries to protect his loved ones in a town filled with sinister characters such as a suspicious preacher played by Robert Pattinson, an ominous couple played by Jason Clarke and Riley Keough and a corrupt sheriff played by Sebastian Stan. Also starring Bill Skarsgrd - known for his role as Pennywise in Stephen Kings IT - and Mia Wasikowski (Jane Eyre).

Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice (2020)

UK Netflix release date: Wednesday 15 September

This emotional documentary follows a Thai Buddhist family as they make the unconventional choice to have their terminally ill two-year-old daughter cryogenically frozen in the hope that she will be resurrected and restored back to health in the future. The documentary provides rare insight into not only grief, but the largely undocumented, new scientific fringe innovation of Cryonics, a subject that has been criticised by the wider scientific community.

Bookmarks

UK Netflix release date: Tuesday 1 September

This new Netflix kids show tells childrens stories with an angle on race, features several big names such as Lupita Nyong'o (Us), Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things), and Tiffany Haddish (The Lego Movie 2). Bookmarks tells stories specifically from black points of view, covering themes of identity, respect, justice and action.

Im Thinking of Ending Things

UK Netflix release date: Friday 4 September

Charlie Kaufmans new psychological horror film, based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Iain Reid, is quite an unnerving watch. The story captures the doubts and anxieties of a nervous woman meeting her boyfriends rather strange parents for the first time. Starring Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons and David Thewlis.

Enola Holmes

UK Netflix release date: Wednesday 23 September

Written by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials) and directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag), Enola Holmes puts a feministic spin on the classic Sherlock Holmes story, by focusing on the tales of Sherlock and Mycrofts lesser-known sister Enola, played by Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things). The film follows the lively Enola and friends as she tries to find her newly missing mother (Helena Bonham Carter). Starring Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin play Sherlock and Mycroft.

Zodiac

UK Netflix release date: Tuesday 1 September

This crime thriller from director David Fincher is based on a true story and has a star studded line up, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. Zodiac follows a crime reporter, a political cartoonist, and a couple of cops as they work to investigate San Francisco's infamous Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer operating in the late 60s and early 70s, who is thought to have killed over 20 people and who remains unknown.

The full list of releases coming to Netflix in September:

A Beautiful Mind (2001)BookmarksBorgen, seasons 1-3Demolition Man (1993)Indecent Proposal (1993)The Sum of All Fears (2002)Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)Zodiac (2007)

Chefs Table: BBQ, season 1

Afonso Padilha: ClasslessCall the Midwife, season 8Young Wallander

AwayIm Thinking of Ending Things

Get Organised With the Home EditLa Linea: Shadow of NarcoThe Social DilemmaSo Much Love to Give

The DuchessFamily Business, season 2

Hope Frozen: a Quest to Live TwiceMichael McIntyre: ShowmanMisfits, seasons 1-5

Challenger: The Final FlightCriminal, season 2The Devil All the Time

GIMS: On the RecordThe Last WordThe School Nurse Files

Jurassic World: Camp CretaceousRatchedWhipped

The School Nurse FilesSneakerheads

American Murder: The Family Next Door

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‘Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice’: Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix d – MEAWW

Science has evolved significantly over the past century, characterized by a number of innovations specifically in the medical field. One of the groundbreaking and skeptical techniques to ever be invented is that of Cryonics, the low-temperature freezing and storage of a human corpse with the speculative hope that they can be resurrected and restored back to full health in the possible future. A subject that has been regarded with skepticism within the mainstream scientific community, there has been little to no visual documentation of this process until now.

Adding to its ever-growing library of poignant and impactful documentaries, Netflix is set to premiere an incredible moving unscripted film entitled 'Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice' that touches upon Cryonics. It is the story of a Thai Buddhist family and their unorthodox decision to have their two-year-old daughter cryogenically frozen after she died from brain cancer. Here's all you need to know about the film.

'Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice' will be available on Netflix starting September 15.

The documentary chronicles the heart-wrenching journey of Thai Buddhist parents, who make an unconventional decision after the death of their baby daughter. Einz, a two-year-old toddler passed away in January 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, after battling brain cancer. Her parents had her body cryonically frozen in the hope that she can one day be revived and will fulfill her life in a new body.

Einz became the youngest person in the world to undergo this preservation procedure. Her remains are stored in an American lab, while her head and brain rest inside a tank in Arizona. The 79-minute documentary follows the family who made this unorthodox decision and includes a montage of the family's archival footage.

Einz's father, a laser scientist, yearns to give his deceased daughter the opportunity to experience a rebirth inside a regenerated body, He instills this dream within his son, a precocious 15-year-old named Matrix who also wants to play a role in the revival of his little sister. But what the boy later discovers will rattle the family's radical hope in science.

"It's been an emotional journey to cover Einzs family on their biggest decision and dedication for their daughter. Witnessing the pivotal moments that the family went through was a privilege and a mind-expanding experience. Their story has led me to ask fundamental questions about life, faith, and love. It has touched me in so many ways. I'm so thrilled to share this experience with worldwide viewers on Netflix," said Pailin Wedel, the director and producer of 'Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice'.

"We are delighted to welcome 'Hope Frozen' to our growing slate of award-winning documentaries on Netflix. What makes this announcement extra special, is that the story comes from Thailand, and authentically crafted by Pailin and her team of talented Thai producers. We fully support Pailins vision with the creative freedom to express this unique story of unconditional love, which resonates universally," Adam Del Deo, Vice President of Original Documentary Features said in an official press statement.

The Netflix edition of 'Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice' will be available in 31 languages including dubbing in Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian, Latin Spanish, Polish, Spanish (Castilian), Thai and Turkish.

'Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice' is directed by journalist-filmmaker Pailin Wedel who followed the story of the family for the documentary. The film has been recognized with numerous international awards, including the Best International Feature Documentary at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2019. At San Antonio Independent Film Festival 2020, Pailin won Best Documentary Feature for her documentary from more than 900 films that were presented.

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Why Warren Buffett matters more than ever on his 90th birthday – Yahoo Money

Warren Buffett turns 90 tomorrow.

The number itself isnt that remarkable (there are a couple million of 90-somethings in the U.S these days). Its what Buffett has accomplishedand what he may still do thats astonishing.

At 90 years of age Buffett has never been more of a force (more on that in a bit). And with all due apologies to his partner, Charlie Munger, nevermind Tony Bennett and Jimmy Carter, Buffett has to be the most impactful nonagenarian in America, if not the world.

Buffetts life and achievements have been singular, and as he never fails to point out, uniquely American. To be clear though, his is not an up-from-poverty story. Buffett came from privilege. His father was a Congressman from Nebraska (and as a die-hard conservative, close to a political opposite of his son.) Still the Buffetts werent rich and beyond that, while his background surely helped, it certainly didnt make him one of the successful people on the planet.

People always ask me what Warren Buffett is like. Well, for one thing hes purposeful and self-aware. Buffett has thought a great deal about longevity, for instance, but not in an obsessive, cryonics way. He told me this in a conversation I had with him last year:

If I gave you a car, and it'd be the only car you get the rest of your life, you'd take care of it like you can't believe. Any scratch, you'd fix that moment. You'd read the owner's manual, and you'd keep a garage, and do all these things. And you get exactly one mind and one body in this world. And you can't start taking care of it when you're 50. By that time, you'll rust it out, if you haven't done anything. So you should really make sure that you just remember that you've just got one mind and body to get through life with, and to do the most with it.

Before I get to his other salient attributes I want to add some disclaimers here because already I can see the Twitterati rolling their eyes, so here goes: Yes, Warren Buffett is a businessman. You may not like some of the companies he owns or in which he has invested. Yes, he makes money, lots of money. (You may not like that either.) Here is a guy who has become extraordinarily wealthy and did it in a fair way, says Robert Miles, longtime Berkshire Hathaway shareholder and author of "The Warren Buffett CEO. But Miles notes: Hes a shark. Obviously youre not going to be that successful and rich without being an ace negotiator.

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Buffett has made mistakes too, many of them in fact, (which hes happy to discuss.) Also Buffett isnt posing as some sort of country hayseed like some suggest, trying to fool people. Hes actually one of the most sophisticated people youll ever meet. He just happens to be polite, friendly and live in Nebraska. (Do all rich people have to be rude, icy and live in Greenwich?)

His commercial achievements are stunning, which as of today are marked by a pair of sixes. Berkshire Hathaway, which hes run for 55 years, is now the 6th largest company in America, and Buffetts $82 billion fortune makes him the 6th richest citizen of planet Earth. Howd he do that? Its this notion of patience, the notion of focus, and the notion of looking at companies with a telescope is what I think is important to underscore what Buffett is doing, legendary investor Mario Gabelli told me this week. Take the cash up. Let other people run it. Reallocate the cash flow. That's his business skill set. At 90, you don't need hand-eye coordination. So he can do this for another 50 years. I just hope they come up with some medicine, some aphrodisiac or some dynamic that keeps him going.

Buffetts footprint is bigger than ever. He gets even more calls from CEOs, politicians and societal leaders. His market moves attract more attentionlike when he sold airlines stocks or bought gold this year. Internationally hes more well known than hes ever been. Since the financial crisis of 08-09, the luster of the U.S. financial model began to wane in China and all over the world, says Li Lu, founder and chairman of Himalaya Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar investment firm which has business ties to Berkshire Hathaway. The example of Buffett and Berkshire on the contrary have increased their influence precisely because they point to a different way of conducting yourself. Hes singled out as someone whos not typical of American ways. I dont think the current tense relationship between China and the U.S. has in any way dented his reputation.

At 90 years old, thats impact.

But even more than that, Buffett has become a paradigm for living. Thats really why millions around the globe hang on his every word. Or why when you go to his annual meeting in Omaha, tens of thousands sit in stone silence for hours listening to him and Munger wax poetic. Ive always felt it was like a church in there, or a cult, which it kind of is. Except in this cult the members invest in Berkshire Hathaway stock and make moneyand they get to keep it!

Every person Ive ever spoken to about Buffett for any period of time, talks about his effect on them.

Hes made remarkable changes in my life and me personally, says Sharon Osberg, a longtime friend who plays bridge with Buffett a couple times a week. Having the privilege of observing his behavior in difficult situations has taught me a lot about how to do that. And I learned how to be happy. (Osberg recalls that when she first met Buffett decades ago I got into his office, and started rolling dice on the floor. I was on hands and knees rolling dice with him.)

Li Lu says he walked into a lecture Buffett was giving years ago at Columbia University and ...was instantaneously taken by him. What he basically taught me in that course was that somebody with high moral principles and integrity can make a lot of money off the market by being wise and smart and moral, Lu says. For many years, he and Charlie were my role models. Normally I dont take a living person as a role model, knowing how fragile human beings are. But for 25, 30 years he and Charlie never disappointed me in how to conduct business and life.

Says author Miles: Hes transformed my life personally, more than anyone else in terms of modeling good behavior and having fun. Hes made me a better person, made me rethink my own philanthropy, in terms of helping those who through no fault of their own were born on the wrong side of track.

I showed up at the Berkshire meeting to learn how to become rich and make a lot of money and compound stocks at a high rate, says Wall Street hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson. And instead, what I got was a dose of what they call worldly wisdom, about developing good habits and the importance of integrity becoming a learning machine and how to be a good spouse and all these other things that have really helped shape me second only to my parents, I suppose.

Buffett often talks about the importance of giving to your family and friends, the people you love. And he walks this talk, like when he flew to New York in June of last year to attend a 90th birthday party of his long standing pal, Carol Loomis, retired editor at Fortune, and sing a goofy song in her honor. (Now thats how to stay young.)

And theres a zillion more.

I know thats a lot of gushing testimonials. But could anyone really say the same things about Buffetts fellow mega-billionaires Bezos, Zuckerberg, Koch or Bloomberg? True, you might admire them or learn from them, but what people around the globe have received from Buffett is in another league.

Of course everyone always asks what will happen to Berkshire once Buffett finally does retire or pass on. Buffett has heard this 90 million times, and for decades. And hes been working on succession, and for decades. As my colleague Sam Ro points out, its almost as if Buffett wants us to focus on his succession plan because it draws more attention to Berkshire, something Buffett has been unapologetically P.T. Barnumesque about.

And whos to say the torch cant be passed smoothly? Steve Jobs certainly did right by Apple when he picked Tim Cook, a point not lost on Buffett, particularly now that he owns $120 billion of Apple stock, worth almost 25% of Berkshires market value. Buffetts two trusted lieutenants, (Ajit) Jain and (Greg) Abelnot to be confused with Cain and Abel, or at least Berkshire shareholders hope notare increasingly hands on and poised to lead.

When you love your life, of course you want it to go on and on, says Laura Rittenhouse, consultant and author of Buffett's Bites: The Essential Investor's Guide to Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters. But the fact that he put the succession plan into place says he has certainly confronted the inevitable.

For now and the foreseeable future (whatever that means when youre 90), Buffett is still running things, aware that hes being scrutinized in a way, well, that any 90-year-old CEO would. In fact, Osberg says she and Buffett were just talking about that.

We had that discussion a couple nights ago. He finds it interesting that so many people are interested in his mental faculties. He totally understands, she says. I literally told him this on Tuesday, I have not noticed a decline in him. Hes slower at some things, physically the body gets slower when youre older. He walks slower, knees hurt, or whatever. He would tell you certain things he feels hes slower at mentally, but nothing important. Like remembering names, something that none of us can do anymore. It really is amazing.

A recent interview in a nice piece by the Omaha World Herald this week, noted longevity is in Buffetts familys genes. His mother lived to be 92, and his sister Doris who died this month was also 92. Baby sister Bertie, whom Buffett said he will be visiting next month, is 86. My dad is going to outlive us all, and Im not kidding, said his daughter Susie Buffett in the article. Ill bet a lot of money he will get to 100. (If Buffett did, hed be bucking the odds of course.)

And famously Buffett eats like a first-grader, which he explained to me a couple of years ago: I actually eat exactly what I like to eat. If I liked it on my sixth birthdayon my sixth birthday party, when we had hot dogs, and hamburgers, and Coke, and ice cream with chocolateI still like it. And I don't care about anything, subsequently. I discovered it all by the time I was six. And if somebody offered me a deal when I was 20, and said, you're going to live one year longerinstead of living to 88, you'll live to 89, or whatever it may beif you eat nothing but broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, and onions, and all these things, take the last year off. It probably won't be that good anyway. So I eat what I like to eat. I'm not venturesome, in that area.

But shhhh, there may be some concessions to health and wellness afoot. Osberg tells Yahoo Finance that Buffett eats salmon once a week. And she reports he now exercises faithfully on his treadmill. The real trick though Osberg says is his attitude. Everybody talks about his attitude and how happy, cheerful he is. Thats the gospel truth. He loves every day. Every single day, he loves. Im not sure I've ever met a person who feels that way. But he does.

On May 2 of this year, three of us; my wife and I, along with Susie Buffett, sat on the empty floor of the CHI Health Center Omaha and watched Buffett and Greg Abel address Berkshire shareholders remotely for the companys annual meeting, (streamed by Yahoo Finance I might add.) As Buffett got up on the platform, he smiled and waved at us, looking spry enough. Little did we know. Buffett then began to speak and answer questions, unscripted for four hours and 28 minutes straight, no breaks, on almost every subject under the sun.

He was impassioned that afternoon, talking about America in the time of COVID-19:

Nothing can stop America when you come down to it, even with the scariest of scenarios. It may have been tested during the Great Depression, and it may be tested now to some degree. In the end the answer is never bet against America. That in my view is true today as it was in 1789 and even was true during the Civil War and depths of the depression, Buffett said.

It was a tour de force, as draining as it was impressive, and it may have been his best, most impactful talk ever.

Not bad for an 89-year-old. And now hes 90.

Here then are birthday wishes from Mario Gabelli, which sound about right:

Warren, holy cow, you're only 90? I want to be there for what the Italians used to say cent'anni, which meant 100. Now, it's centocinquanta, 150 years. That's the birthday party that I'm going to have to give you a birthday wish for. But 90 going to 100 is at least a start. Happy birthday, Warren.

Yes indeed, happy birthday Warren. Long may you run. Whatever youve been doing has worked so far, so please keep doing it.

This article was featured in a Saturday edition of the Morning Brief on August 29, 2020. Get the Morning Brief sent directly to your inbox every Monday to Friday by 6:30 a.m. ET. Subscribe

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Cryonics, brain preservation and the weird science of cheating death – CNET

Linda Chamberlain works just down the hallway from her husband. She walks past him every day. Occasionally she'll stop by to check in on him and say hello.

The only problem is, Fred Chamberlain has been dead for eight years. Shortly after he was pronounced legally dead from prostate cancer, Fred was cryopreserved -- his body was filled with a medical-grade antifreeze, cooled to minus 196 degrees Celsius and carefully lowered into a giant vat of liquid nitrogen.

So when Linda visits Fred, she talks to him through the insulated, stainless-steel wall of a 10-foot-tall preservation chamber. And he's not alone in there. Eight people reside in that massive cylinder along with him, and more than 170 are preserved in similar chambers in the same room. All of them elected to have their bodies stored in subzero temperatures, to await a future when they could be brought back to life. Cryonically preserved in the middle of the Arizona desert.

This story is part of Hacking the Apocalypse, CNET's documentary series on the tech saving us from the end of the world.

Linda Chamberlain is cheerful as she shows me her husband's perhaps-not-final resting place. She places her hand on the cool steel and gives it a loving pat. Being in a room with 170 dead people isn't morbid to her.

"It makes me feel happy," she says. "Because I know that they have the potential to be restored to life and health. And I have the potential of being with them again."

Alcor proclaims itself a world leader in cryonics, offering customers the chance to preserve their bodies indefinitely, until they can be restored to full health and function through medical discoveries that have yet to be made. For the low price of $220,000, Alcor is selling the chance to live a second life.

It's a slim chance.

Critics say cryonics is a pipe dream, no different from age-old chimeras like the fountain of youth. Scientists say there's no way to adequately preserve a human body or brain, and that the promise of bringing a dead brain back to life is thousands of years away.

But Alcor is still selling that chance. And ever since Linda and Fred Chamberlain founded the Alcor Life Extension Foundation back in 1972, Linda has watched Alcor's membership swell with more people wanting to take that chance. More than 1,300 people have now signed up to have their bodies sent to Alcor instead of the graveyard.

And when her time is up, Linda Chamberlain plans to join them.

Photographs of "patients" line the walls of Alcor's offices.

From the outside, Alcor's facilities don't look like the kind of place you'd come to live forever.

When I arrived at the company's headquarters, a nondescript office block in Scottsdale, Arizona, a short drive out of Phoenix, I expected something grander. After all, this is a place that's attempting to answer the question at the heart of human existence: Can we cheat death?

I've come here to find out why someone would choose cryonics. What drives someone to reject the natural order of life and death, and embrace an end that's seen by many, scientists and lay people alike, as the stuff of science fiction?

But after a short time at Alcor, I realize the true believers here don't see cryonics as a way to cheat death. They don't even see death as the end.

"Legal death only really means that your heart and your lungs have stopped functioning without intervention," Linda Chamberlain tells me. "It doesn't mean your cells are dead, it doesn't mean even your organs are dead."

Alcor refers to the people preserved in its facilities as "patients" for that very reason -- it doesn't consider them to be dead.

In Chamberlain's view, the idea of death as an "on-off switch" is outdated. People that died 100 years ago could well have been saved by modern medical interventions that we take for granted in the 21st century. So what about 100 years from now? Alcor hopes that by pressing pause on life, its patients might be revived when medical technology has improved.

"Our best estimates are that within 50 to 100 years, we will have the medical technologies needed to restore our patients to health and function," says Chamberlain.

We're killing people who could potentially be preserved. We're just throwing them in the ground so they can be eaten by worms and bacteria.

Alcor CEO Max More

Alcor CEO Max More agrees. In his view, cryonics is about giving people who die today a second chance. And he says our current views about death and burial are robbing people of a potential future.

"We're killing people who could potentially be preserved," More says. "We're just throwing them in the ground so they can be eaten by worms and bacteria, or we're burning them up. And to me, that's kind of crazy when we could give them a chance if they want it.

"If you think about life insurance, it's actually death insurance -- it pays out on death. This really is life insurance. It's a backup plan."

An early copy of Cryonics magazine sits in Alcor's offices, showing the inside of one of its preservation chambers.

Alcor hasn't exactly mapped out how its patients will be brought back to full function and health, or what revival technologies the future will bring. Its website speaks about the possibility of molecular nanotechnology -- that is, using microscopic nano-robots to "replace old damaged chromosomes with new ones in every cell."

But that level of cellular regeneration isn't something Alcor is working on. The company is in the business of selling preservation, but it's not developing the technologies for restoration. In fact, no one currently working at Alcor is likely to be responsible for reviving patients. That responsibility will be handed on to the next generation (and potentially many more generations after that) -- scientists of some undetermined time in the future, who will have developed the technology necessary to reverse the work that Alcor is doing now. It seems like a convenient gap for cryonics: Sell the promise in the present without the burden of proving the end result.

Our goal is to have reversible suspended animation, just like in the movies. We want it to be that perfect.

Alcor founder Linda Chamberlain

Chamberlain herself admits the future is ultimately unclear and that they "don't know how powerful the revival technologies are going to be." But she does know the end result Alcor is aiming for.

"Our goal is to have reversible suspended animation, just like in the movies," she says. "We want it to be that perfect. We're not there yet, but we're always working on improving our techniques."

The science behind cryonics is unproven. The procedures are highly experimental. No human -- specifically, no human brain -- has been brought back from death or from a state of postmortem preservation. Alcor points to research in worms and the organs of small mammals that it says indicates the potential for cryonics. There are famous names associated with the movement (Alcor admits famed baseballer Ted Williams is a patient), but there aren't exactly any human success stories who've awoken from cryonic preservation to hit the motivational speaking circuit.

James Bedford, the first man to enter cryonic suspension, according to Alcor. Bedford was preserved in a "cryocapsule" in 1967 (five years before Alcor was founded), before being transferred into Alcor's facilities in 1991.

Even More isn't making any promises. He acknowledges that the company may not even exist when it comes time for its patients to wake up.

"There are no guarantees," he says. "We're not promising to bring you back on May 27th, 2082, or whatever. We don't know officially this will work. We don't know for sure that the organization [Alcor] will survive... We don't know if an asteroid will land on us. There's no guarantees. But it's a shot. It's an opportunity. And it just seems to be better than the alternative."

The way the Alcor team sees it, you have a better chance of waking up from here than you do if you're sent to the crematorium.

One of the central questions of cryonics is how you preserve a dead body if you hope to revive it.

Even if they don't know exactly when or how patients will be brought back, the team at Alcor knows one thing is vital: They need to preserve as much of the brain and body as perfectly as possible.

While they may be clinically dead when they arrive in the operating room, Alcor's "patients" are intubated and kept on ice while a mechanical thumper (shown here on a dummy) keeps blood flowing around the body, all in a bid to preserve the body as thoroughly as possible.

That life-saving mortuary practice takes place inside Alcor's operating room -- a sort of hospital-meets-morgue where the organization prepares bodies for "long-term care."

When patients come through the doors at Alcor, they've already been pronounced legally dead. Ideally, they haven't had to travel far to get here and they've had their body put on ice as soon as possible after clinical death. According to Chamberlain, that hypothermia is vital for "slowing down the dying process." I didn't think I'd hear someone say that about a dead person.

During the first stages of cryonic preservation, bodies are "perfused" with a medical-grade antifreeze, all in a bid to prevent ice crystals forming. From here, the body vitrifies, rather than freezing.

(I also didn't expect to see a dead person in the operating room. At least, that's what I thought when I saw a human dummy waiting in the ice bath by the door. One of Alcor's employees picked up the dummy's hand to wave at me and I genuinely think that moment shortened my life span by two years.)

The ice bath is the first step in the preservation process, and it's here where the patient is placed in a kind of post-death life support. Drugs are administered to slow down metabolic processes, the body is intubated to maintain oxygen levels, and a mechanical thumper pumps the heart to ensure blood keeps flowing around the body.

The team then prepares the body to be cooled down to its permanent storage temperature. The blood is replaced with cryoprotectant (think of it like medical-grade antifreeze), which is pumped through the veins, all in a bid to (surprisingly) prevent the body freezing.

Freezing might sound like the natural end goal of cryopreservation, but it's actually incredibly damaging. Our bodies are made up of about 50 to 60% water, and when this water starts to freeze, it forms ice crystals which damage the body's organs and veins.

But if that water is replaced with cryoprotectant, Alcor says it can slowly reduce temperatures so the body vitrifies -- turning into a kind of glass-like state, rather than freezing. From here, the body is placed in a giant stainless steel chamber, known as a dewar. And Alcor says a cryopreserved body can be stored in this "long-term care" for decades.

I missed something when I first walked into the operating room. At the back, behind the ice bath and medical instruments (including surgical scissors and, chillingly, unexplained saws), there's a clear box, about the size of a milk crate, with a circular metal ring clamped inside.

It's a box for human heads.

This is designed for patients who've elected to preserve their head only, removed from the body from the collarbone up. These preserved heads are referred to as "neuro patients."

This small perspex box in the Alcor operating room is used to clamp human heads in place for cryopreservation.

If putting my whole body on ice was a bridge too far, then cutting off and preserving my head is beyond anything I can fathom. But it's a choice some of Alcor's patients make. The neuro patients are stored in small, barrel-sized vats while they wait for long-term care. The moment I lifted the lid on one of these vats -- nitrogen gas billowing out, human head obscured just inches below -- will stay with me forever.

Each preservation chamber can hold four bodies (positioned with the head at the bottom, to keep the brain as cool as possible) and five "neuro patients" stacked down the center.

It's cheaper if you elect to preserve just your head. Alcor charges only $80,000 for the head, compared with $220,000 for the full body. But there are also pragmatic reasons for choosing this more selective form of cryonic preservation.

When Alcor cryopreserves a body, the main priority is to preserve the brain and cause as little damage as possible. After all, the brain is not only the center of cognitive function, but also long-term memory. Essentially everything that makes you who you are.

You might be attached to your body now (both figuratively and literally), but many people at Alcor believe that, by the time medical science has advanced enough to bring a person back to life, their full body won't be needed. Whether you're regenerating a human body from DNA found in the head or uploading a person's consciousness to a new physical body, if we reach a point where cryonic preservation can be reversed, potentially hundreds of years in the future, your 20th or 21st century body will be outdated hardware.

That's certainly a view Linda Chamberlain takes. When she goes, only her head will stay.

"There's a lot of DNA in all that tissue and material," she says of the human head. "A new body can be grown for you from your own DNA. It's just a new, beautiful body that hasn't aged and hasn't had damage from disease."

In fact, when Chamberlain thinks of her future body, she doesn't want to limit herself to the kind of human form she has now.

"I hope that I won't have a biological body, but I'll have a body made out of nanobots," she tells me. "I can be as beautiful as I want to be. I won't be old anymore."

I hope that I won't have a biological body, but I'll have a body made out of nanobots.

Alcor founder Linda Chamberlain

I tell her she's already beautiful. She laughs.

"But if you have a nanobot swarm, it can reconfigure itself any way you want!" she replies, completely serious. "If I want to go swimming in the ocean, I have to worry about sharks. But after I have my nanobots body, if I want to go swimming in the ocean, I can just reconfigure myself to be like an orca, a killer whale. And then the sharks have to look out for me."

Waking up 100 years from now as a fully reconfigurable, shark-hunting nanobot orca sounds like fun.

But this kind of future is possible only if the process of going into cryonic preservation doesn't damage your brain. The brain is a staggeringly complex organ, and storing it at subzero temperatures for decades at a time has the potential to cause serious cellular damage.

And according to some scientists, that's the main issue with cryonics. Before you even get to the issue of reanimation, they say, cryonics doesn't come close to delivering on the promise of preservation.

Surgical instruments in Alcor's operating room.

Neuroscientist Ken Hayworth is one expert who's highly skeptical. Hayworth isn't opposed to preservation -- he was a member of Alcor before he left to found the Brain Preservation Foundation with the goal of building dialogue between cryonicists and the broader scientific community. He wants brain preservation to be a respected field of scientific study. And in 2010, he laid down a challenge to help build that credibility.

"[We] put out a very concrete challenge that said, 'Hey, cryonics community, prove to us that you can at least preserve those structures of the brain that neuroscience knows are critical to long-term memory, meaning the synaptic connectivity of the brain," he says.

"The cryonics community, unfortunately, has not met the bare minimum requirements of that prize."

Hayworth says he's seen examples of animal brains preserved using techniques very similar to what cryonics companies say they use, but the samples showed a significant number of dead cells.

"I take that to mean that there was probably a lot of damage to those structures that encode memory," he says. "It was like, 'We're looking at something that doesn't look right at all.'"

We're looking at something that doesn't look right at all.

Ken Hayworth

However, Hayworth has seen a technique that successfully preserved a brain so well that it was awarded the Brain Preservation Prizeby his foundation. This prize recognized a team of researchers for preserving synapses across the whole brain of a pig. But the technique, known as "aldehyde stabilized cryopreservation," has two limitations that differ from the promise of cryonics. Firstly, it requires the brain to be filled with gluteraldehyde, a kind of embalming fluid, which means the brain can never be revived. And secondly? It's a lethal process that needs to be conducted while a mammal is living.

"It almost instantly glues together all the proteins in the brain," says Hayworth. "Now you're as dead as a rock at that point. You ain't coming back. But the advantage of that is it glues all of them in position, it doesn't destroy information."

Retaining that information is vital because, according to Hayworth, it could allow you to re-create a person's mind in the future. Forget transplanting your head onto a new body. Hayworth says the information from a preserved brain could potentially be scanned and uploaded into another space, such as a computer, allowing you to live on as a simulation.

You might not be a walking, talking human like you once were. But, in Hayworth's view, that's not the only way to live again.

"I think there's plenty of reason to suspect that future technologies will be able to bring somebody back -- future technologies like brain scanning, and mind uploading and brain simulation."

Being preserved long enough (and well enough) that you can live on as a simulation may be one of the end goals that cryonicists hope to achieve.

But there are plenty of critics who say we won't reach that point anytime soon. They say there's no way to know whether cryonics adequately preserves the brain, because we don't fully understand how the mind works, let alone how to physically preserve its complexity.

Ken Miller is a professor of neuroscience and co-director of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University in New York. He's spent his life trying to understand the complexity of the human brain.

"Some people say [the brain] is the most complicated thing in the universe," says Miller.

"The most basic answer to how the brain works is, we don't know. We know how a lot of pieces work ... but we're very far from understanding the system."

It's at least thousands of years before we would know and really understand how the brain works.

Ken Miller

According to Miller, while we know a lot about parts of the brain -- how the neurons function, how electrical signals travel to the brain -- the complete picture is still a mystery.

"In my opinion, it's at least thousands of years before we would know and really understand how the brain works to the point where you could take all the pieces ... and put it back together and make a mind out of it," says Miller.

"It's just the complexity. Levels and levels and levels and levels -- it's beyond the imagination."

And what if we reach that point? What if, a thousand years from now, science was capable of restoring my cryonically preserved brain and uploading it to some kind of simulator -- would I still be me?

Sitting in his office, I put the question to Miller. And in the kind of meta way that I've realized is normal when speaking to a professor of theoretical neuroscience, I see the cogs of his mind working. His brain, thinking about another brain, living on as a simulated brain. My brain is melting.

"I think so, but it's a funny question," he says. "Because of course, if it was all information that you got up into a computer... making something feel like Claire, we could have a million of them on a million different machines. And each of them would feel like Claire.

"But immediately, just like twins -- immediately, identical twins start having divergent experiences and becoming different people. And so all the different Claires would immediately start having different experiences and becoming different Claires."

Back in Arizona, with the vision of a million computerized versions of myself enslaving the human race far from my mind, the promise of cryonics still feels like a dream.

I'm walking through the long-term care room as waterfalls of fog cascade from the cryonic chambers. These dewars need to be regularly refilled with liquid nitrogen to make sure patients stay at the perfect temperature, and today's the day they're getting topped up.

As I slowly step through the fog, stainless steel chambers loom large around me. Visibility drops, so I can barely see my outstretched hand in front of my face. For just the tiniest moment, as my feet disappear beneath me and I'm surrounded by reflections on reflections of white vapor, I lose my bearings. I feel like I'm having an out-of-body experience.

Walking through Alcor's long-term preservation room is a surreal experience.

It lasts an instant and, just like that, I'm back in the room. Surrounded by 170 dead people.

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How "Unsolved Mysteries" Raised a Generation of Conspiracy Theorists – InsideHook

In 1987, people werent plugged in. There was no Reddit, no Twitter. This made the spread of information and with it, misinformation a much more difficult proposition. Pizzagate would have sounded like a Dominos giveaway, and even entertaining ideas like UFOs would make most of your friends think you were a crackpot. There were no basketball stars talking about their belief in the earth being flat; pop stars werent talking about chemtrails.

That was all before Unsolved Mysteries.

Long the stuff of shortwave radio and underground newsletters, conspiracy theories were made mainstream by the shows methodical storytelling, which revealed that the world is far stranger than we could ever imagine.

When Unsolved Mysteries first appeared on NBC over 30 years ago, it broke new ground with interactive television. TV audiences have often enjoyed weird tales, but did so from a distance. The Twilight Zone hypnotized viewers in the early 1960s with contemporary sci-fi parables narrated by Rod Serling. In the 1980s, Orson Welless narration of The Man Who Saw Tomorrow which dramatized the wild predictions of Nostradamus captivated audiences, even convincing swaths of Los Angeles residents that a giant earthquake would annihilate their city in 1988.

One especially noteworthy show, In Search Of, which ran from 1977-1982, examined all things paranormal as guided by the sage narration of Leonard Nimoy, less than a decade after his time on Star Trek. A disclaimer that the shows information was based in part on theory and conjecture fit the trippy feel of the narratives. The first episode of In Search Of considered if plants could communicate with people. Featured in the episode was Cleve Backster, who founded and led the CIAs interrogation section before starting his own school to train polygraph examiners. Backster believed that plants could feel pain and also claimed that the way yogurt bacteria responded to electrical stimulation proved they had the power of perception.

Nimoy, like a good Vulcan, narrated without judgment. The show featured on-site interviews and a soundtrack alternately dramatic and playful. No subject was off the table: Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, ESP, the alien abductions, mysterious deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Amelia Earhart, Atlantis and cryonics. Decked in a turtleneck, Nimoy would offer a concluding summary to end each episode, his monologue grounded in a sense of wonder but low on certainty.

The New Age, ponderous feel of In Search Of was a product of its time. There is a movement easing across the land, Sara Davidson wrote in the 70s for Harpers magazine, a movement in which individuals are trying to work out personal salvation a way to proceed through life with harmony and peace, a minimum of tension, and a maximum of fulfillment. She documented a groundswell of interest in spiritual enlightenment that had moved from covert backroom sances to the suburbs. The open-minded era of that decade had been replaced by the more skeptical 80s. Viewers had enough fantasy; they wanted real life.

Before Unsolved Mysteries, creators Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrovemade a trio of specials for NBC under the moniker Missing Have You Seen This Person? The programs depicted missing-persons cases, with a special focus on kidnapped children. After Raymond Burr and Karl Malden hosted the first three episodes of Unsolved Mysteries, the producers brought on Robert Stack. Already known to audiences as a respected actor for films like Written on the Wind and shows like The Untouchables, Stack felt more like an intrepid investigator than the esoteric Nemoy. Typically wearing a trench coat, Stack was serious but never stern, open-minded but not frivolous. And yes, he had a hell of a voice.

The seven specials of the first season of Unsolved Mysteries featured lost heirs, amnesia cases, missing treasure and unexplained deaths. One victim, Aileen Conway, was found in a burning car on an empty bridge road in Oklahoma. The cars heat was so intense, Stack narrates, that the heat was so intense that the car had actually melted into the metal guardrail into which it had crashed. Possibly even stranger was the scene at her home. The patio door was wide open. A garden hose dripped into their swimming pool. Her purse, with drivers license and glasses, was left on the floor. The iron was left on in the bedroom, the bathtub was full of water, and the phone was off the hook. This was different, darker fare than most of 1987 TV think Whos the Boss, Moonlighting and Night Court.

The series became weekly with its second season, and the show hit its stride. By offering a diverse range of four stories per episode, the show was able to appeal to viewers compelled by the real and the supernatural. One notable segment that captured a popular urban legend was the hunt for the infamous D.B. Cooper, who hijacked a Seattle-bound plane in 1971 before leaping and vanishing into the wilderness. Cooper probably didnt survive the fall, but there probably is just enough doubt to tempt the imagination.

The show depicted UFO sightings lights in the distance and close encounters along with kidnappings, murders, ghosts, long-lost family members and Satanic crimes. One early episode featured the tragic story of Kurt McFall, a high school student found half-naked and dead on a beach in the San Francisco Bay. McFall had joined the Society for Creative Anachronism, and would dress as a medieval knight for evening battles at an Oakland subway station parking lot. He soon became interested in more than just jousting: he apparently wanted to learn more about medieval religions, and befriended members of a local group. His father called it a Satanic cult, but one of its leaders who used the name Caradoc, an ancient Welsh moniker said McFall simply had an interest in magic. The group was likely part of the Feri tradition, a neo-pagan group started in the 1960s. But viewers in the late 1980s were hopped up on Satanic Panic, and McFalls strange death felt intensely evil.

Unsolved Mysteries suggested that we were always on the periphery of the unsafe. But it never felt overly moralizing; in fact, the show was often empathetic and genuine. One emblematic story was the disappearance of Patricia Meehan, a 37-year-old woman who caused a car accident in rural Circle, Montana. Dazed and silent, she got out of her car, walked down the road and climbed over a fencee before heading into a dark field. She was never seen again at least not officially. According to the show, Meehan had been spotted more than 100 times in Montana and Washington; this has since grown to over 5,000 alleged sightings. The show implied that Meehan might have amnesia, but like with other segments, refused to take a hardline stance so as to not influence viewers. Thats because the audience was the key to the success of Unsolved Mysteries. Although a disclaimer at the start of the show said, in part, that it was not a news broadcast, Unsolved Mysteries was something more: it was a chance to make things right.

A 1-800 number solicited tips, leads and ideas from viewers. An army of phone operators forwarded useful information to relevant authorities and family members. According to the producers, the show helped solve an impressive number of cases: more than 260 to date. Unsolved Mysteries set the interactive template for other shows, like Americas Most Wanted, which debuted in 1988, but focused on more conventional cases. Unsolved Mysteries embraced all things strange, and the weekly ritual of viewers sitting down to see and hear unusual stories had a curious result.

Unsolved Mysteries was quite literally a show from a different century. At first, the mysteries were culled from the newspaper reports. Campy transition screens announced the topics of different segments. There was the sublime eeriness of CCTV clips, odd ATM camera photos and dramatic recreations that themselves felt authentic in their blurriness. The score sounded like something out of a John Carpenter film. Even today, when you talk to people that came of age during the shows heyday, youll find people who recall it as a spookiest hour of television programming they were allowed to watch.

While the show retained a sizable viewership throughout its run, Unsolved Mysteries doesnt get enough credit for being so influential. In 1993, shortly after The X-Files premiered, creator and producer Chris Carter spoke with Cyberspace Vanguard, a sci-fi and fantasy zine. At the end of the long-forgotten interview, Carter says The X-Files is best understood as a cross between Silence of the Lambs and Unsolved Mysteries. The grainy, lo-fi look of the show is one that todays movie directors try to replicate. Even re-watching it in 2020, there is something slightly unsettling that you might not be able to put your finger on.

Unsolved Mysteries cultivated mainstream interest in conspiracy storytelling, creating the right mix for shows like The X-Files to thrive. It is difficult to imagine a character like Fox Mulder being so successful unless viewers were prepared to accept even the possibility that strangeness could be taken seriously.

The Stack era of Unsolved Mysteries ended in 2002, when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The show was briefly resurrected for Spike TV, but recycled and edited old segments rather than introducing new cases. Other shows followed in its footsteps, but none could capture its unique magic. In fact, the end of Unsolved Mysteries led to a fraying of conspiracy storytelling. One example is Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura, which ran from 2009-2012, and was hosted by the titular former Minnesota governor. In that show, Ventura was center stage: he was a guy who was going to reveal the deepest government secrets to us. Channeling his old professional wrestling persona, Ventura brashly demanded answers, grilling politicians and government officials.

The series also showed how conspiracy thinking can go off the rails, as Ventura always tried to connect everything in some convoluted web of secrecy. The show grabbed big ratings for truTV, but Venturas knack for provocation caused real problems. One episode, Police State, was only shown once, after making some highly suspect intimations about FEMA and martial law. In one scene, Ventura quietly treks through the Georgia backwoods with none other than Alex Jones. The Infowars host takes Ventura to a clearing with stacks of long plastic containers, which he claims are coffins to be used in the event of mass, government-orchestrated extermination. In reality, the containers are standard-issue grave liners, but thats a less interesting story.

Conspiracy Theory, however entertaining, indulged in everything that Unsolved Mysteries avoided. It posited wild, multinational conspiracies, where its predecessor merely reveled in showing how discrete, unsolved events puncture holes into the fabric of our collective certainty about life. The theories provoked by Unsolved Mysteries were singular and narrow, the conspiracies of real-life tragedies and confusion, not unbridled fantasy.

Today, its hard to toggle through cable offerings at any hour of the day and not find shows dedicated to conspiracy theories, from the History Channel using cryptozoologists to talk about Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster to shows unmasking secret societies like the Illuminati and the Bilderberg group. One of the most successful book franchises, Dan Browns Robert Langdon series, is based largely around biblical conspiracies. Jeffrey Epstein didnt kill himself has gone from conspiracy to meme to punchline. We live in conspiracy-obsessed times, and its no coincidence that Unsolved Mysteries was there at the dawn of it.

Now, the shows original creators are back for the Netflix reboot. Six episodes premiere on July 1, with six more to follow. Audience leads are solicited at the end of each episode.

The iconic theme song still hits. The new season shows us again how conspiracy thinking, at its most genuine, is connected to a sense of wonder about our world that we havent figured everything out. The format shift to one story per episode is perfect: we can now settle into often heartbreaking stories and reach a level of intimacy that was difficult in the past. The murder of a family, the disappearance of a mother and a likely hate-crime are all portrayed with technical skill and care. The shows production style is much sleeker, but its heart is earnest.

In 1990, Stack told the Los Angeles Times that the show tried to balance two needs: Were trying to produce theater and were trying to do a public service. The new Unsolved Mysteries made the right decision to not have a host, but the ghostly form of Robert Stack appears at the end of the opening credits implying that his presence still inspires the show. The old Unsolved Mysteries revealed how conspiracy theories make for great storytelling; the new version of the show demonstrates how such storytelling and thinking can be ambitious, responsible and maybe even necessary.

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Analysis of Global Cryonics Technology Market: By TypeSlow freezingVitrificationUltra-rapid

Analysis of Global Cryonics Technology Market: By ApplicationAnimal husbandryFishery scienceMedical sciencePreservation of microbiology cultureConserving plant biodiversity

Cryonics Technology Market Regional Analysis Includes:

Asia-Pacific (Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, India, Indonesia, and Australia) Europe (Turkey, Germany, Russia UK, Italy, France, etc.) North America (the United States, Mexico, and Canada.) South America (Brazil etc.) The Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries and Egypt.)

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Chapter 1: Introduction, market driving force product Objective of Study and Research Scope the Cryonics Technology market

Chapter 2: Exclusive summary the basic information of the Cryonics Technology Market.

Chapter 3: Displaying the Market Dynamics- Drivers, Trends and Challenges of the Cryonics Technology

Chapter 4: Presenting the Cryonics Technology Market Factor Analysis Porters Five Forces, Supply/Value Chain, PESTEL analysis, Market Entropy, Patent/Trademark Analysis.

Chapter 5: Displaying the by Type, End User and Region 2013-2018

Chapter 6: Evaluating the leading manufacturers of the Cryonics Technology market which consists of its Competitive Landscape, Peer Group Analysis, BCG Matrix & Company Profile

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Breakup Product Type:Slow freezing, Vitrification, Ultra-rapid

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Here’s How Far Cryonic Preservation Has Come in the 50 …

(Inside Science) Early in the 1960s, a group of enthusiasts advanced the concept of freezing humans as soon as they die, in hopes of reviving them after the arrival of medical advances able to cure the conditions that killed them. The idea went into practice for the first time 50 years ago.

On Jan. 12, 1967, James Bedford, an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, became the first person to be "cyropreserved." A small team of doctors and other enthusiasts froze him a few hours after he died from liver cancer that had spread to his lungs.

A few days later the team placed the body into an insulated container packed with dry ice. Later still, Bedford was immersed in liquid nitrogen in a large Dewar container. Fifteen years on, after a series of moves from one cryopreservation facility to another, his body found a home at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, where it still resides.

By current standards of cryonics, the procedure was remarkably untidy and disorganized. Nevertheless, a visual evaluation of Bedford's condition in 1991 found that his body had remained frozen and suffered no obvious deterioration.

"There's no date set for another examination," said R. Michael Perry, care services manager at Alcor.

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But as promoters of cryopreservation celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bedford's death and freezing known to some as "Bedford Day" they emphasize improvements to the freezing and preservation procedures that Bedford's experiences advanced.

The community is also undergoing a significant change in its expectations for reviving frozen patients. Rather than planning for a Lazarus-like resuscitation of the entire body, some proponents of the technology focus more on saving individuals' stored memories, and perhaps incorporating them into robots.

Beyond the cryopreservation community, however, an aura of scientific suspicion that surrounded Bedford's freezing remains.

"Reanimation or simulation is an abjectly false hope that is beyond the promise of technology and is certainly impossible with the frozen, dead tissue offered by the 'cryonics' industry," neuroscientist Michael Hendricks of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, wrote in Technology Review.

Scientists aren't the industry's only critics.

Families of individuals designated for freezing including Bedford's own family have gone to court to protest or defend loved ones' decisions to undergo freezing.

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In a more recent case, in 2011, a Colorado probate judge upheld a contract that Mary Robbins had signed with Alcor over objections from Robbins' children. And last year the High Court of England upheld a mother's right to seek cryonic treatment of her terminally ill 14-year-old daughter after her death, despite the father's wishes.

Public reaction to the technology reached its nadir in New England in 2002, when court documents revealed that Boston Red Sox baseball icon Ted Williams was frozen in the Alcor facility, with his head severed from his body. Williams' son John Henry, who arranged the process, was himself frozen after he died of leukemia.

Politics has also impacted the technology's progress. In 2004, for example, Michigan's state government voted to license a facility called the Cryonics Institute, located in Clinton, as a cemetery. That move, reversed eight years later, prevented the institute from preparing bodies for cryopreservation on its own, because applying such procedures to a dead body required the services of a licensed funeral director.

The cryonics industry flatly disagrees with its critics.

Alcor asserts on its website that "[t]here are no known credible technical arguments that lead one to conclude that cryonics, carried out under good conditions today, would not work." The company adds: "Cryonics is a belief that no one is really dead until the information content of the brain is lost, and that low temperatures can prevent this loss."

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Certainly the controversies have not discouraged candidates for cryopreservation.

Worldwide, more than 250 individuals are now housed in cryonic facilities, at a minimum per-person cost of about $28,000 in the U.S.

Russia's KrioRus company offers a cut-rate level starting at $12,000, with the condition that it stores several human bodies and assorted pets and other animals in communal Dewar containers. Individual contracts can specify the length of storage. At present, the U.S. and Russia are the only countries with facilities that offer human cryopreservation.

The first attempt at cryopreservation did not go particularly smoothly.

Bedford died before all preparations for his cryopreservation were complete. So instead of draining his blood and replacing it with a customized antifreeze solution to protect the body's tissues from freezing damage, the team simply injected the antifreeze into Bedford's arteries without removing the blood.

The team then surrounded the body in dry ice, and started it on a series of transfers from one container to another that ended up in a Dewar container in Alcor's facility.

Because of those difficulties, cryonics experts feared that the body had suffered serious damage. But the examination in 1991 quelled those concerns.

"We were really relieved that he was not discolored," Perry recalled. "And corners of the ice cubes [around him] were still sharp; he had stayed frozen all the time."

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In recent years, cryonics promoters have borrowed from medical advances in such fields as cryobiology and nanobiology.

To prevent ice crystals from damaging cell walls in the frozen state, cryopreservationists replace the body's blood supply with mixtures of antifreeze compounds and organ preservatives a technique developed to preserve frozen eggs for fertility treatments.

Another emerging approach accounts for the separation of Ted Williams' head and body. Based on studies of roundworms, promoters of cryonics argue that freezing can preserve the contents of individuals' brains even if their bodies can't be revived. That opens the possibility of downloading cryopreserved personalities into a robotic future body.

Hendricks disagrees. "While it may be possible to preserve these features in dead tissue, that is certainly not happening now," he pointed out in Technology Review.

Scientists such as Barry Fuller, a professor of surgical science and low temperature medicine at England's University College, London, emphasize that even preserving body parts in such a way that they remain viable on thawing remains a distant dream.

"There is ongoing research into these scientific challenges, and a potential future demonstration of the ability to cryopreserve human organs for transplantation would be a major first step into proving the concept," he told The Guardian. "But at the moment we cannot achieve that."

Nevertheless, Perry expresses optimism about a timeline for the revival of frozen humans.

"We think in terms of decades," he said. "Sometimes we say fifty to a hundred years."

David Gorski, a surgeon at Wayne State University Medical Center in Michigan, takes a darker view.

"Fifty years from now," he said, "it's likely that all that will remain of my existence will be some scientific papers and a faint memory held by my nieces and nephews and maybe, if I'm lucky, a few of my youngest readers."

Reprinted with permission from Inside Science, an editorially independent news product of the American Institute of Physics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing, promoting and serving the physical sciences.

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