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Alcor Vindicated

Here's some good news on the cryonics front.

The Arizona Republic says that their cryonic storage facilities passed state and local inspections recently, and that Larry Johnson's charges are clearly bogus.

According to Alcor News, Alcor served Mr. Johnson with a lawsuit on August 23rd. It says that in addition to the civil suit, other charges may be pending against him.

Posted by Rand Simberg at September 04, 2003 08:25 AM
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YES!!! Finally some good press! These guys are my primary cryonics provider and I was getting a little worried. Time to strike back - HARD! I hope they THRASH Larry in the courts and permanently ruin his life with a massive damages judgment against him! Payback's a bitch...

Posted by Janessa Ravenwood at September 4, 2003 09:02 AM

Ummm... what are you expecting to be revived?

Better to try for uplloading technology houses

Posted by Dave at September 6, 2003 01:16 AM

Your commment makes no sense. Could you please explain further?

Posted by Janessa Ravenwood at September 6, 2003 10:43 AM

For Upllloading read up-loading. Sorry.

However, to clarify, I've not seen much that suggests that practical information beyond the genetic will survive the cryonics process.

Certainly the low level inter-connects and structures would appear to be damaged beyond all belief so, while you might genetically live again, the memories and everything that makes you who you are might not.

Rather than cryonics I suspect uploading techniques based on some physical reading process while the connections are still viable.

I've chatted to some neurologists about this and they've got ideas on how to manage this with a fresh brain but wouldn't expect to do much with a frozen one.

Posted by Dave at September 11, 2003 09:03 AM

You REALLY need to do some research on this.

Cryoprotectants are getting more and more effective all time, even right now they're pretty darn good. Sure there's SOME damage. What of it? You need a mature nanotechnology to wake you up anyway, it'll be repaired then.

Where did you get this "damaged beyond all belief" nonsense from?

Posted by Janessa Ravenwood at September 15, 2003 05:03 PM

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