Alcor Member Profile: Michael Geisen
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X-Message-Number: 32381 Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:14:34 -0500 Subject: CRYONICS TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS CONFERENCE April 9-11 Melbour... From: Rudi Hoffman <> --00235429d04c36506c047f6990a1 ANNOUNCEMENT OF CRYONICS CONFERENCE Dear Cryonics Advocate/Skeptic/Medical Professional: Cryonics technology is more advanced than even most signed up cryonicists realize. But most people in the scientific community do not realize what progress has been made. Indeed, most cryonicists do not realize the protocols and technologies that have been developed in the service of making cryonics a true "evidence based technology." As well as the details of the many challenges involved in making cryonics a legitimate "evidence based technology." Announcing: *The Cryonics Technology Progress Conference*: Here is what the conference is about-- **Details of cryonics process from start to finish*--Confirmed presenters include *Aaron* *Drake*, Alcor Transport Director,* Ben Best*, Cryonics Institute President, and *Catherine* *Baldwin*, General Manager of Suspended Animation, Inc. **Suspended Animation, Inc*. protocols and technology, now available for members of both CI and Alcor. *A Refresher course for medical professionals and first responders, including the existing Brevard County Medical Team who will be attending. *Details of Alcor and CI protocols, procedures, and logistics *The meeting WILL develop agreements, logistics, administrative protocols, relationships, and COMMUNITY that may save your life *No amount of emails and blogging develops the TRUST and RELATIONSHIPS that can emerge sharing a beer in a hot tub. This meeting will enable you to meet the people and protocols taking cryonics into the 21st Century. The meeting will include watching, and to an extent participating, in the technical training for "First Responders" in cryonics situations. Who is invited: Cryonicists and potential cryonicists of all types, especially skeptics who have been on the sidelines waiting for the technology to mature, and medical specialists. Where: Terasem Central in Melbourne, Central East coast of Florida When: April 9, 10, 11, 2010-- Schedule to be available late February. Cost: Anticipated to be zero or low. Dinners available for purchase at hotel with group. This is designed to be a high content, high tech, and high touch meeting. Group rates at local Doubletree Guest Suites, Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 321-723-4222 available for $109 a night, and shared rooms are encouraged and available. Ask for group rate by conference name. IMPORTANT: Only about 20 spaces remain available. Please reserve your spot early as attendance is SEVERELY limited. Contact: Lori Rhodes at Terasem 321-676-3690 or Rudi Hoffman at Hoffman Planning 386-788-3773--Prefer email contact at Email: <> -- Rudi Richard Hoffman CFP CLU ChFC World's Leading Cryonics Insuror rudihoffman.com Former Board Member Financial Planning Association fpafla.com Board Member Salvation Army salvationarmy.org Member Alcor Life Extension Foundation alcor.org, Member Cryonics Institute cryonics.org Certified Financial Planner(TM) CFP Board of Standards Member World Transhumanist Association http://transhumanism.org/ --00235429d04c36506c047f6990a1 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 [ AUTOMATICALLY SKIPPING HTML ENCODING! ] Rate This Message: http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/rate.cgi?msg=32381
I mailed Michael Shermer, Steve Jones, Quackwatch, and Professor David Pegg. I told them (quite truthfully) that I had recently started talking to some people who were cryonics advocates, that they seemed persuasive but I wasn't an expert and didn't want to fall for a scam, and asked if there was anything they'd recommend I'd read on the subject to see the other side.
The only one of these to reply was Michael Shermer. He recommended I read David Brin, Steve Harris and Gregory Benford. This is a pretty surprising reply. The latter two are cryonics advocates, and while Brin talks about a lot of possible problems, he agrees with cryonics advocates that it is technically feasable.