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by advancedatheist
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Venturists' Cryonics Convention this October in Laughlin
Replies: 0
Views: 909

Venturists' Cryonics Convention this October in Laughlin

The Venturists will hold a Cryonics Convention this October 25, 26 & 27 in Laughlin, Nevada. Link here for information about the speakers and registration instructions: http://cryonicsnews.blogspot.com/2013/08/max-more-phd-aka-dr-transhumanist-will.html Mr. Don Laughlin himself has worked with the V...
by advancedatheist
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Alcor Co-Founder Fred Chamberlain is Cryopreserved
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Framing and cryonics

I don't care for cognitive scientist George Lakoff's political agenda, but he has written and spoken repeatedly about the use of framing in political debates, and he claims that conservatives do it much better than liberals. For example, conservatives frame taxation as a "burden," and liberals who i...
by advancedatheist
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Alcor Co-Founder Fred Chamberlain is Cryopreserved
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: Alcor Co-Founder Fred Chamberlain is Cryopreserved

TDK wrote:Cryonics isn't just a last-ditch effort to cheat death.
Every time you say that cryonics involves "cheating death," you frame cryonics as an immoral activity.
by advancedatheist
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Cryonics Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Cryonics Videos

You can also see it on YouTube.

http://youtu.be/I4rI4XxBxO4
by advancedatheist
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Cryonics article in "The Humanist" magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Cryonics article in "The Humanist" magazine

I suspect these ironically named "humanists" won't embrace cryonics until the high status ones among them think they've invented it. No telling how many of them will die needlessly before the survivors wise up.
by advancedatheist
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: Alcor-40 2012 Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Re: Alcor-40 2012 Conference

Can you try to get Sebastian Seung as a speaker?
by advancedatheist
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Outreach
Replies: 26
Views: 2332

Re: Outreach

The vast majority of people are not going to make cryonics arrangement no matter how well you explain the idea. However, you can never be sure where you will find the few exceptions. My goal is to reach as many as possible, while keeping the investment of time and resources within sensible limits. ...
by advancedatheist
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Outreach
Replies: 26
Views: 2332

Re: Outreach

I'd love to see a commercial, it would have to be quite tasteful and upfront about the fact that this is based on science and is an experiment -no one knows or assures that it will work. I think a commercial could be done that would not make it look like Alcor is a "scam", that Alcor is not "promis...
by advancedatheist
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Outreach
Replies: 26
Views: 2332

Re: Outreach

bwowk wrote:Several years ago Alcor was receiving large directed donations for marketing. Part of that was used to produce this video

http://www.alcor.org/Library/videos/Lim ... uture.html
I never cared for that video. Parts of it look like Cialis commercials.
by advancedatheist
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Outreach
Replies: 26
Views: 2332

Re: Outreach

I had a quite interesting experience last week. My 15 year old daughter had a friend ask her by text (she is always texting) if she knew what transhumanism was--she said, "look up Shannon Vyff on Wikipedia, that's my mom." The boy was super impressed and wanted my autograph, my daughter was amused....