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Science: Biology: Cryobiology: Cryonics

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Alcor Life Extension Foundation (Cryonics)
Site for major cryonics organization in Scottsdale AZ. Contains a lot of information, including an on-line photo-tour of the building and of the cryonics process.

Alcor United Forum
A community discussion site for members of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation and anyone interested in cryonics. Created and run by a long time Alcor member.

American Cryonics Society
The oldest Cryonics membership organization; founded in 1969 as the Bay Area Cryonics Society. In Mountain View CA. Offers background information, articles and theories.

Anders Sandberg's cryonics page
An extensive list of links to cryonics articles and to European sites related to cryonics.

Ben Best's Cryonics Articles
Primarily dealing with technical issues in cryonics.

BioPreservation, Inc. - Cryopreservation Services
A series of technical papers on cryopreservation research.

Brain Death and Technological Change: Personal Identity, Neural Prostheses and Uploading
A far-seeing but technical paper by James J. Hughes, prepared for the Second International Symposium on Brain Death. Date unclear, but 1996 or later. Includes discussion of cryonics and nanotechnology.

Can Cryopreservation Solve the Abortion Problem?
An thoughtful article by Thomas Gramstad which examines the social implications of preserving aborted embryos. From Longevity Report.

Cold Filter Cryonics Chat
Lively discussions of cryonics, cryogenics, cryobiology, life extension, transhumanism, death, and related issues.

CryoCare Foundation - Cryonics Services
CryoCare Foundation offers cryonics services. The site includes a good explanation of cryonics, with a large library of articles.

CryoNet - Cryonics Mailing List
A free discussion mailing list on cryonics-related issues. May also be read on-line; posts accepted from subscribers only. Searchable archives are available from the list's beginning in 1988.

A slim, but interesting perspective piece on cryonics by Mark Prado, an American living in Thailand.

Ralph Merkle's cryonics introduction. Short but requires some knowledge of cryonics already.

Cryonics -- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Up-to-date answers to basic cryonics questions. A good starting point. By Ben Best.

Cryonics and Cryptography
"Cryonics, Cryptography, and Maximum Likelihood Estimation," a paper by Ralph Merkle, Ph.D.

Cryonics Europe
Support and discussion group based in Sussex, UK, for people in Britain and the rest of Europe who are signed up for cryopreservation.

Cryonics Institute: Cryonics Suspension Services
Cryonic suspension services & information. Much of the text is also available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese by clicking on the appropriate button. This organization was founded by Robert Ettinger, the "father" of cryonics.

The Cryonics Society
A non-profit organization that aims to educate and inform the general public about cryonics. Does not provide cryonics services and is not affilated with any service organization.

The Cryonics Society of Canada
For education and to organize cryonics in Canada. Does not provide cryonics services.

Cryonics UK
Site for information and discussion of cryonics in the United Kingdom. The group appears to be associated with Cryonics Institute.
A new discussion forum on cryonics, attempting to focus on science issues. Also some links to basic information.

Danish Cryonics Support Group
The DCSG consists primarily of Danish members of the Cryonics Institute (CI) and those interested in becoming members of a suspension organization. The site is in both English and Danish.

European Cryonics Page
Information for Europeans interested in cryonics. Includes an extensive list of links to other European cryonics sites and a mailing list/forum for Europeans interested in cryonics, plus a large list of articles and discussions. The site and mailing list are in English. Part of the larger Transtopia site.

An Exploratory Survey Examining the Familiarity With and Attitudes Toward Cryonic Preservation
A paper examining the results of a consumer survey on cryonics. By W. Scott Badger, from "The Journal of Evolution and Technology," December, 1998.

Frozen Dead Guy Days - Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce
The official site of a winter festival held annually in the mountain town of Nederland, Colorado. A bit weird, since the Nederlands city government actively worked to oust Bredo Morstoel (the "frozen dead guy") from their town several years ago. But there he still sits, now the frozen centerpiece of a festival in March.

Life Extension Society
A cryonics public education organization in the Maryland/D.C. area. Not a service provider.

Long Life -- The Cryonics Institute E-Newsletter
Free news, updates, and links about the latest scientific, medical, health, anti-aging, and social developments relevant to CI's goal of saving, preserving, and extending human lives.

Longevity Report
John DeRivaz's British site for cryonics, life extension, and the future.

The Society for Venturism
A non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting "the worldwide conquest of death and the continuation and enhancement of life through technological means, including cryonic suspension." Does not offer cryonics services. In Scottsdale, AZ.

Synthetic pleasures
Home page for documentary film about life extension, cryonics, body decoration, and other aspects of modern technological life.

Timeship Cryonics
Visionary design and project plans by architect Stephen Valentine for a building to house research into life extension, nanotechnology, and cryopreservation of tissue and humans through vitrification.

Trans Time, Inc. -- Cryonics Services
A cryonics service provider in San Leandro, California.

Was Walt Disney Frozen?
The truth (no, he wasn't) with the legends behind the myth.

Why Cryosuspension Makes Sense
A long article by Terry Grossman, reprinted from The Babyboomers Guide to Living Forever (2000).

Yahoo! Groups : ConsideringCryonics
An on-line discussion group for those who are considering joining a cryonics organization but are worried about what their friends and family might think.

Heaven Can Wait
Article by Michael Park of the Sunday Herald (U.K.), primarily focused on Alcor. (May 1, 2005)

Would Freezing Ted Williams Work?
From, an article on the cryonic suspension of Ted Williams by the Alcor Foundation and asking if the technology might work. (July 9, 2004)

Cryonics Over Dead Geeks' Bodies
Wired News article by Michelle Delio, based on an interview with Heather Pringle, author of the new book: "The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession and the Everlasting Dead". (July 20, 2001)

Dying to Know
A lengthy cryonics article about Alcor by Audun Taraldsen from Arizona State University's "The Electronic Bulldog" - April 26, 1996. Dated in some respects but highly detailed. (April 26, 1996)


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