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by TDK
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Alcor, California, and the right to die
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: Alcor, California, and the right to die

I was actually interested to know if Alcor has/would/could attend an "assisted suicide" in a state or country where it's legal. I always thought to myself, that if I was in that kind of situation, with a terminal illness, it might be possible to self-administer the anti-coagulant drugs, hop in an ic...
by TDK
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Rejuvenation
Topic: Neural archaelogy
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Re: Neural archaelogy

It seems like a legitimate piece of data/research to pursue. I think the issue is probably that Alcor only wants to spend time and money researching things that can be immediately implemented, to improve cryopreservations. I don't think they are as interested (at this time) in the research pertainin...
by TDK
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Cryopreservation and communicable diseases
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: Cryopreservation and communicable diseases

Also, with compounding interest, the longer the organization is around, the more money it should have available for staff, research, additional facilities, etc. Even if growth is slow, the funds they have invested should keep growing over time. As long as we can avoid any more embezzlement scandals...
by TDK
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: 1000 year bluray
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: 1000 year bluray

It looks like it's more of just a material, that can be etched using a regular burner. Might work to burn one of those DVDs, and include it in your Alcor box for storage. I always thought having a video interview with yourself might be helpful. Allow future scientists to evaluate your appearance, yo...
by TDK
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Cryobiology
Topic: Tell me if i'm getting this right
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Re: Tell me if i'm getting this right

I really hope Alcor can pursue some experiments in using this technology.
by TDK
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Cryopreservation and communicable diseases
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: Cryopreservation and communicable diseases

Which does make me think, what mechanisms are there if by some freak accident all board members and staff were wiped out? I have asked similar questions before, mainly regarding things like power outages, or things like natural disasters, or widespread social unrest. The general answer I have gotte...
by TDK
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Cryobiology
Topic: Tell me if i'm getting this right
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Re: Tell me if i'm getting this right

Yeah, that's a very interesting concept. If it creates a perfect "freeze", with no cell fracturing, ice crystals, etc, the next question is if it maintains that structure, once the EM field is turned off. If so, it would be awesome for Alcor to use this during the cooldown process, and once the poin...
by TDK
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Cryopreservation and communicable diseases
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: Cryopreservation and communicable diseases

Yeah, I am pretty sure if someone dies of Ebola, mandatory cremation would be the policy. Although that might be more because most funeral homes would probably not accept an Ebola victim for normal burial procedures. But would Alcor? Hard to say. I am sure they would want to do the cryopreservation,...
by TDK
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: End Death Convention November 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: End Death Convention November 2014

Way too busy with work to attend stuff like this.

If I am lucky, I might make it to a local LA or OC get-together, but I am typically too busy for out of town conventions and conferences.
by TDK
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Alcor General
Topic: Finally signing up
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Finally signing up

Yeah, welcome aboard...

It always takes a bit of effort to get all the paperwork set up, but once you get over the sign-up hurdle, it's pretty much finished after that. You just feel much better, knowing the Alcor stuff is in place.