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In this special episode, Max Marty is speaking with return guest host Nikki Olson about the launch of the great Cryonics Survey of 2022. The Cryonics Survey is a large comprehensive survey of Cryonicists, the Cryocurious, and Cryocrastinators; intended to improve our understanding of the people most interested in this audacious endeavor.---> Please take the survey at http://bit.ly/cryosurvey2022 ! <---In this episode we discuss: Why does the Cryonics community need to better understand its members?What kind of data are we collecting with the survey?What can we do with this information? When will it be published, and what will that look like?You can also check out our new YouTube version of this episode, here. As always, you can find Max and Nikki over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server. (but take the survey first)!
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Kai Micah Mills. Kai is the Founder of Cryopets, the first company focused on pet cryopreservation. Before founding Cryopets, Kai founded and ran several entrepreneurial ventures the tech space. In this episode we discuss: Kai's history as a tech entrepreneurHis views on the value (or lack thereof) of traditional schoolingGrowing up religious, and the impact of a religious backgroundThe life extension tech treeWhy the life extension community doesn't embrace CryonicsCryopets - what it is, why work on this, where it is now, and where it's goingKai’s precise vision for how he intends to execute Kai's responses to major objections to his Cryopets planHow the Cryonics's industry’s existing views on pet cryopreservation have been detrimental to Cryonics as a wholeAnd more!You can also check out our new YouTube version of this episode, here.  As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord server.- Find out more about Cryopets at Cryopets.comIf you would like a large first year discount when signing up for Alcor, feel free to use our code: CRYOCAST when registering. This will also help support the podcast. 
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Carrie Radomski, President & Board Member of the Lifespan Society of British Columbia.Carrie is a geoscientist, writer, artist, crypto enthusiast, gold explorer (yes, the kind that goes looking for gold in the Yukon), and much more.In this episode we discuss: The Lifespan SocietyCarrie and her family's long legacy of contrarianism Her varied political leanings, past and presentCarries career as a gold explorer in the Yukon!  The legend of the Sour Toe whiskey...Life extension enthusiasts vs Cryonics enthusiastsGold vs Bitcoin as store of valueHow small planes are more dangerousThe Lifespan Societies legal challenge of the Crown The future of the Lifespan Society as an SST organization And much more...You can also check out our new YouTube version of the episode! As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server.Links: https://www.lifespansociety.com/If you would like a large first year discount when signing up for Alcor, feel free to use our code: CRYOCAST when registering. This will also help support the podcast. 
To celebrate coming back from our short hiatus, today we bring you our first bonus episode! This is the audio version of the new cryonics YouTube series: The Cryosphere Roundtable.The question we discuss today is: What books should every cryonicist read?The inaugural episode of a regularly occurring discussion amongst the mods of the The Cryosphere Discord channel. Every month we'll be discussing a different cryonics topic. Occasionally, we'll grab some unwitting members from the channel and force them to look at our faces for an extended period of time. And also talk with us. If you prefer a visual medium, we suggest you watch the funnier and more animated YouTube version, here. Lastly, don't forget to check out The Cryosphere community on Discord! 
On this episode of the podcast, Max is joined by special guest host and previous guest, Nikki Olson.For the first time, we're are also publishing the video of our full conversation over on Youtube! You can find it at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acp6tBSJgE4 Today, Max and Nikki are speaking with long time Cryonicist Robin Hanson. Robin is an associate professor of Economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute. He's published several books and papers including the Age of Em, The Elephant in the Brain, and most recently a paper on what he calls "Grabby Aliens" a followup to his earlier line of inquiry around the fermi paradox and the possible great filter in front of us. He's also published on the subject of Cryonics for over a decade, much of which can be found on his popular blog, Overcoming Bias. Why aren’t more “contrarians”, like Robin, interested in Cryonics?The idea of offering to pay for (or defray the cost of) Cryonics for our friends?Max’s “GoFreezeMe” idea - to allow anyone to contribute to the cryopreservation of anyone else.Prediction markets & Cryonics.How could the Cryonics industry grow more quickly in the coming years?Theories on why there aren’t more women in Cryonics.Revival scenarios & bringing resources with you.Plastination and room temperature storage ideas.The “Uncanny Valley” problem with Cryonics?Brain uploading vs biological repair.Why are Cryonicists so… normal?Overrated or underrated including: Pet CryonicsThe Simulation Argument and moreYou can find both Max and Nikki over at the Cryosphere Discord server or email the pod at cryonicsunderground [at] G mail .com@makesmarty@robinhanson
In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with Patrick Harris, the CEO and President of Alcor. Patrick is speaking with us today on several major new initiatives he's been working on over the past several months. We'll be doing both a reveal of Patrick's new initiatives along with a deep dive into the thinking and goals behind them.Before his role at Alcor, Patrick was a healthcare executive, innovator, and business strategist with experience in the healthcare industry including McKesson and Safeway Corporate Pharmacy. Having experience in healthcare technology, products, and services, and managing a couple billion in revenue. He is a named inventor on more than 40 non-public patent applications.In this episode we discuss:Patrick's background and how he came to his position at AlcorThe obstacles that Alcor had historically struggled withAlcor's business model - Research, Education, and GrowthAlcor's new Enhanced Agreements and Online Signup processAlcor's new permanent prepay optionNew Member OptionsPet CryonicsAge Based Due StructuresThe new Independent Cryonics Educator (ICE) ProgramAlcor's future ambitionsAnd much more... As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server.Links:- Alcor's New Business Model PDF- Special Issue of Cryonics Magazine for Alcor’s 50th AnniversaryThe Cryonics Underground podcast Is hiring!  We're looking for a great audio engineer. Details here.
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with the venerable Ralph Merkle. Among his numerous achievements Ralph is the leading expert on nanotechnology, the inventor of cryptographic hashing and the co-inventor of public key cryptography. He is currently a board member at Alcor.    In today's episode we discuss:What is Molecular Nanotechnology?How do different people use the phrase "Nano-Tech"The use cases for medical nanobotsHow we manipulate the world at the nano scaleWhat are the more difficult molecules to work with?The intersection of Cryonics and nanotechRalph Merkle's relationship with CryonicsRalph's views on other scientific fieldsRalphs opinions on cryptocurrency and BitcoinIs Ralph Merkle actually Satoshi Nakamoto? And much more... As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server.The Cryonics Underground podcast Is hiring!  We're looking for a great audio engineer. Details here.Links: Cryostasis Revival by Robert A. Freitas JR https://www.alcor.org/docs/CryostasisRevivalV2.11.pdfhttp://www.merkle.com/Nanofactory ExampleNanotechnology & Cryonics - Preserving ourselves for the futureThe Scale of the Universe - A simulation to understand just how big (and small) things are.
In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with the legendary Ben Best. Among the numerous cryonics and life extension groups he has been associated with over the years, Ben is most known for being the former president of the Cryonics Institute from 2003 to 2012.He is a senior member of a cryonics Teens and Twenties group, and he’s currently the director of research and oversight at the biomedical research & longevity society, formerly known as the Life Extension Foundation.In today's episode we discuss:Ben's upbringingHis struggles to find his place within CryonicsBen's juggling of difficult personalities within the industryHis disagreements with Robert EttingerBen's tenure at the Cryonics InstituteHis pivot into life extensionThe differences between younger and older cryonicistsBen's thoughts on the state of the industryHis current endeavors in field And much more... As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server.Links: https://benbest.com/P.S. We are looking for a good podcast audio engineer. More info at https://bit.ly/3nqK6QW  
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Lisa Harris. Lisa is an Alcor member and an advisor to the board of directors. She is also on Alcor's legal and regulatory committee as well as the research and development committee.  Lisa has a background as an attorney, and currently works in healthcare research technology. In today's conversation we discuss: Trusts and their usefulness to Cryoncists + Lisa and Patrick Harris's own efforts in this space! Patient Care Trusts Alcor Care Trusts Lisa's Personal Revival TrustHow to deal with long term risk Balancing asset-growth with risk mitigationWhen is the right time to be looking into this issue? How much by way of assets do you need before this makes sense? Incentivizing your future heirs to behave accordingly Should you bury your treasure like a pirate?Trust us... you don't wanna miss it!As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server.You can also find Lisa here and get in touch directly with any questions you may have for her.  
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Eric Vogt. Eric is a veteran paramedic, a pilot and one of the two co-founders of I.C.E. - International Cryomedicine Experts. I.C.E is a highly experienced standby, stabilization and transportation company.In today's conversation we discuss:What I.C.E does, and how their organization benefits cryonics.Eric's background and how he came to work with Aaron DrakeA refresher on Standby, Stabilization and TransportWhy you may want to add private chartered flight to your cryo-plans. The challenges of bringing neuro patients through airport security.And much more... As always, you can find Max and Daniel over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server.Links for I.C.E : www.cryomedics.org  
Gennady Stolyarov II (G. Stolyarov II) became the second Chairman in the history of the Transhumanist Party in November 2016. Mr. Stolyarov is an actuary,  independent philosophical essayist, science-fiction novelist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov regularly produces YouTube Videos discussing life extension, politics, philosophy, and related subjects.In December 2013, Mr. Stolyarov published Death is Wrong, an ambitious children’s book on life extension. Death is Wrong can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and can also be freely downloaded in PDF format in the English, Russian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.Mr. Stolyarov is the current chairman of the US Transhumanist Party and Chief Executive of the Nevada Transhumanist Party, established in August 2015.In today's episode we discuss: What is Transhumanism, and what does it have to do with Cryonics?The history of Transhumanism as a philosophical movement and as a political party.Gennady's personal journey towards Transhumanism.The political structure and political goals of the Transhumanist Party.Big umbrella vs small umbrella party politics and other political strategy.How Cryonics fits into the Transhumanist platform.And much more... As always, you can find us over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite (or least favorite, as the case may be) search company.[Note, there are two small audio glitches at 25:00 to 26:00.]  
Joseph Kowalsky is a long-time Cryonicist and Officer at the Cryonics’s Institute’s leadership team. Joseph is also a financial consultant and has spoken publicly on behalf of Cryonics at various events in the past. Joseph is leading the fight to promote organ cryopreservation via the Cryo-prize. In this episode we discuss:Joseph's Orthodox Jewish upbringing and its relationship with CryonicsHow he interprets the intersection of faith and CryonicsMisconceptions about religious CryonicistsJoseph's memories of Robert Ettinger, the Founder of CryonicsHow the Cryonics Institute keeps its prices so lowThe need for better organ CryopreservationJoseph's involvement with the Cryo-PrizeMusings on the Modern Star Trek MoviesAnd much more...You can find more on the Cryoprize at www.facebook.com/cryoprize and you can easily donate to them every time you buy something on amazon by selecting them as your smile.amazon.com recipient. This donates money to the Cryoprize every time you shop on amazon without costing you anything extra.  As always, you can find us over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite (or least favorite, as the case may be) search company.   Links:https://www.cryoprize.com/
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Nikki Olson. Nikki is a writer and researcher in the field of futurism and trans-humanist topics and she is currently working as a software engineer. She is one of the worlds top experts in the field of life monitoring as it pertains to Cryonics. In today's conversation we discuss:Nikki's journey to becoming interested in CryonicsHow Nikki decided life monitoring was an issue that needed to be solvedThe current devices and software available on the marketWhat differentiates a traditional life monitoring device from ones that could be used for CryonicistsThe challenges in retrofitting current devices such as the Fit Bit or Apple Watch for specialized purposesThe possibilities of open source software for creating a useful productThe pitfalls of life monitoring alarms and false readingsAnd much more... As always, you can find us over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite search company.  
In this episode we speak with Chris Gillett.  Chris worked alongside Emil Kendziorra from EBF and Tomorrow Biostasis to conduct a survey of the public's sentiments towards Cryonics. In this episode we will cover the surprising results of this survey including:-How the public's perceives of Cryonics and Biostasis  -The unexpected positivity and attitude of the general public-Perceptions on the financial cost of cryo-preservation -Gender and age differences in relation to Cryonics -How attitudes towards death predict interest in cryo-preservation-The misconceptions we have  of the public's opinion As always, you can find Daniel and I over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite search company. Show Links:1. Summary of EBF Survey2. Full Published EBF Survey 3.  Less Wrong Survey 4.  YouGov Burials Survey (2018)5. Survey of Cryonics Community
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Peter Tsolakides. Peter is the founder, director and chairman of Southern Cryonics- the first and only Cryonics organization in Australia. In the past, Peter held senior management roles in a major international oil company and has over 30 years experience in the fields of marketing, strategic planning, and project development and implementation. In today's wide ranging conversation we discuss:The state of Cryonics in AustraliaWhy Peter decided he had to start Australia's first Cryo-OrgLegal, practical, and business considerations for new Cryo-Org'sThe “Four Pillars” to making Cryonics a reality in AustraliaBridging the philosophical and the practical issues of CryonicsSome projections for Cryonics growth in Australia in the coming years and decades Fears of "Tall Poppy Syndrome" and flying below the radarMarketing Cryonics in AustraliaMind uploading vs Biological revivalSouthern Cryonics as a global diversification/hedge against risk As always, you can find Daniel and I over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite search company.     
In this episode Max and Daniel speak with Aaron Drake. Aaron is the Director of Research and Chief Specialist at the Yinfeng Institute for Biological Sciences, based in Shandong, China. He previously worked as a Senior Medical Response Consultant for Alcor and also serves as the Managing Director for Arizona Medical Sciences. He was recently featured in the Netflix Documentary: Hope Frozen. In today’s wide ranging conversation we discuss:What happens during Standby, Stabilization, and TransportHow Aaron Drake minimizes the three major types of damage: Ischemia, Ice Formation, and DecompositionClinical death vs legal death vs physiological deathWhat’s a “field washout” is, and how it differs from a “field cryopreservation” The power of county health departments and why you should plan to die on a TuesdayWhy your pet might get a better cryopreservation than youHow to deal with hospital or hospice personnel, the funeral industry, and other pieces of the puzzleThe Yinfeng Institute and the current state of Cryonics in ChinaThe cultural differences between the Chinese and Western attitudes towards death and the afterlifeThe scalability of Cryonics in the highly populated ChinaLessons taken from the infamous Chatsworth incidentAs always, you can find Daniel and I over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided the "big number" company.
This is our second episode with Emil Kendziorra. Emil is the founder of Tomorrow Biostasis and the European Biostasis Foundation, two new Cryonics service organizations that have started up in Europe. This is part two of a two part episode with Emil. In this second part we cover:Practical considerations around signing up with Tomorrow BiostasisThe neuro vs whole body questionThe legal & regulatory environment for Cryonics in EuropeThe importance of hands-on training for personnel involved in the biostasis procedure from start to finishThe marketing of CryonicsSharing of resources & ideas across Cryonics orgs around the globeLong-term wealth management for CryonicsEmil’s thoughts on philosophical issues of identity, uploading, consciousness, and other issues surrounding CryonicsEmil’s ideas on Aldehyde Stabilized CryopreservationEmil’s predictions on the success of this endeavorAs always, you can find Daniel and I over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite search company.
In this episode we speak with Emil Kendziorra. Emil is the founder of Tomorrow Biostasis and the European Biostasis Foundation, two new Cryonics service organizations that have started up in Europe. This is part one of a two part episode with Emil. In this first part we cover:Why signing up for Cryonics sooner (when you have more of a zest for life) is better than later (when that zest may be waning or forgotten).Why Emil is working on Cryonics instead of Life Extension and the undue optimism for Life Extension relative to CryonicsLong term strategic issues within the field of CryonicsSentiments towards biostasis research paperThe One-click Cryonics signup goalA breakdown of each of Emil’s startups and how they’re interconnected.The Game Theory behind Emil’s org charts and corporate governance As always, you can find Daniel and I over at the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite search company.
Daniel and I have finally managed to dig ourselves out of the great Texan freeze of 2021 to bring you part two of our two-part episode with Cryonics Institute president Dennis Kowalski.In this part we cover:What is preventing people from signing up for Cryonics and how did Kowalski go from a Cryocrastinator to fully signed up? (Hint: a magazine called Omni!)How has Kowalski changed the organization since he started having a say over its strategic goals?The differences between The Cryonics Institute and Alcor, and how should a consumer select between between them?The importance of the Cryonics Institute check-in app for individuals living alone and similar circumstances.Please note: Like the first part of our interview with Kowalski, the audio in this episode is a bit rough (though better than part one). But also as before, we worked hard to minimize these issues so we could bring you Kowalski's wisdom, and hope you find this discussion on the merits of proper Cryonics planning (among other things) as valuable as we did.You can find out more about the Cryonics Institute over at their website.  And you can find us over on the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite tech company based in Mountain View.
In this episode, Max and Daniel speak with Dennis Kowalski of the Cryonics Institute. Kowalski is the current President of the Cryonics Institute, a Fire Fighter, and a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic. This is part one of a two-part conversation.  This part covers the following and more:The History of Cryonics Institute and its FounderHow CI has managed to keep their prices the same since inceptionThe benefits of having a healthy vascular system for preservationThe importance of having a good relationship with your local funeral director, your family, your friends, and even your neighbors.How careful planning can help you avoid the straight freeze.Why Cryonics is the only game in town if you're interested in seeing the future.Please note: The audio in this episode is a bit rough in a few patches. But we worked hard to minimize these issues so we could bring you Kowalski's wisdom, and hope you find this discussion on the merits of proper Cryonics planning (among other things) as valuable as we did.As always, you can find us over on the Cryonics Underground Channel in the Cryosphere Cryonics discord chat server. You can also reach us directly by email at cryonicsunderground [at] the email service provided by everyone's favorite multicolored logo company.
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