In this month’s mini-lecture, I discuss the oft-controversial subject of cryonics while touching on legal, bioethical and sustainability considerations that should be examined when exploring the viability of suspended animation.



Additional Learning Resources


  • The Cryonics Institute is a non-profit organization made up of members who are interested in the potential of cryonics and the option to pursue cryonics’ “Prospect of Immortality” for themselves and their families.  [LINK]
  • The Alcor Life Extension Foundation is the world leader in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics technology. [LINK]
  • Pichugin Y, Fahy GM, Morin R, in: Cryobiology, (2006, vol. 52), Cryopreservation of rat hippocampal slices by vitrification, pg. 228-240. [PDF]
  • Whetstine L, Streat S, Darwin M, Crippen D, in: Critical Care, (2005, vol. 9), Pro/con ethics debate: When is dead really dead? [PDF]
  • Cryonics Institute Resource Library [LINK]


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