Cryonics

The First ‘Death With Dignity’ Patient To Undergo Cryonic Preservation

The First ‘Death With Dignity’ Patient To Undergo Cryonic Preservation

A terminally ill patient who opted for assisted death has undergone cryonic preservation at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. This preservation—the first of its kind—signifies an important milestone for cryonics advocates, who argue that the right to death, paradoxically, is a potential pathway to an eternal life.

New Brain Preservation Technique Could Be A Path To Mind Uploading

New Brain Preservation Technique Could Be A Path To Mind Uploading

Using a technique developed three years ago, researchers from MIT and 21st Century Medicine have shown that it’s possible to preserve the microscopic structures contained within a large mammalian brain. The breakthrough means scientists now have the means to store and study samples of the human brain over longer timescales…