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by jordansparks
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Customers
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Customers

I would say roughly even thirds. Between emails and phone calls, we make contact with about one new person per week. The absolute number was higher when our website was more optimistic, and I expect that number to return to higher once we return the website to a more optimistic stance.
by jordansparks
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Customers
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Customers

We do still get a few customers even though I made it really clear on our main page that we are not capable of much right now. After a dry spell, we just got two brains in a row. We also get a few phone calls per month that don't result in us providing any services. Some of them are very sad, people...
by jordansparks
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Building shell is complete
Replies: 4
Views: 2580

Re: Building shell is complete

Roof top A/C units were craned into place yesterday.
by jordansparks
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Building shell is complete
Replies: 4
Views: 2580

Re: Building shell is complete

Electrical and plumbing rough-in are done. Drywall is underway. The 1500 L microbulk liquid nitrogen (LN2) tank has been ordered and will arrive soon. This tank is 8' tall and 4' in diameter, so it's not huge. We don't go through a lot of LN2, but it's essential that we always have it on hand and th...
by jordansparks
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tomorrow Biostasis
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Tomorrow Biostasis

Ugh. I'm so embarrassed. I'm terrible with names. Yes, of course Dr. Kendziorra travelled to Salem to talk with me a couple of years ago. But the part of the conversation that I remembered was regarding the new EBF facility in Switzerland. So when I came across Tomorrow Biostasis, I forgot that it w...
by jordansparks
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Tomorrow Biostasis
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Tomorrow Biostasis

I was recently made aware of Tomorrow Biostasis: https://tomorrowbiostasis.com/ Looks exciting! From a brief review of their website, it looks like they have about $1M in funding to start, no building that I could see, and two enthusiastic guys, but no other staff. There's a really cool picture of t...
by jordansparks
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 8
Views: 5577

Re: Welcome

Go to the Forum page, which is the parent of this topic page. The text link is within bottom blue/gray bar.
by jordansparks
Mon May 17, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cryopreservation procedure (ASC)
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Cryopreservation procedure (ASC)

Science is full of people who disagree with each other. It's no big deal. It's healthy.
by jordansparks
Tue May 11, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cryopreservation procedure (ASC)
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Cryopreservation procedure (ASC)

There are so many tradeoffs between different protocols that you really need someone with a lot of expertise to make judgements. For example, I've been pushing for the very fast carotid approach. But the tradeoff is that the occipital area of the brain will likely be poorly perfused in a small subse...
by jordansparks
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cryopreservation procedure (ASC)
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Cryopreservation procedure (ASC)

First of all, just so we're clear, Oregon Cryonics doesn't have an actual process. We instead have a planned process. One scientific paper does not define exactly what our process might look like, but it does point us in the right direction. Once the building is done, we will begin the hard work of ...
by jordansparks
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Biological Revival
Replies: 0
Views: 776

Biological Revival

Someone asked me today if our proposed technique, Aldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation (ASC), would still allow for biological revival. This person wants their original self back rather than a perfect copy. I very strongly disagree that a functional copy of the brain would not be equivalent to the o...
by jordansparks
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Community

Over the years, I've purchased some land to expand my software company. In the process, I've ended up with seven rental houses, so I've naturally toyed with the idea of building a cryonics community. At one point, I even had plans drawn up for an RV park on part of the property. But here's the probl...
by jordansparks
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Trust the Science
Replies: 0
Views: 1071

Trust the Science

I happened to come across a recent video of Bill Faloon giving one of his many talks about anti-aging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cHI6JtVLc8 I wouldn't necessarily recommend wasting your time watching it. My comments here are going to be very general. They would apply to this video as well as ...
by jordansparks
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Building shell is complete
Replies: 4
Views: 2580

Re: Building shell is complete

Sprinkler system is installed.
by jordansparks
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Exponential Growth
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Re: Exponential Growth

Ha ha. I just read an article in Politico where the author referred to the spread of the virus in California as logarithmic. That's not quite right. Logarithmic growth (aka logistic growth) usually refers to the inverse of exponential growth, when the curve starts out steep and then levels off. It's...
by jordansparks
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Building shell is complete
Replies: 4
Views: 2580

Building shell is complete

The shell of our new 8000 sf building is complete. It's now weatherproof and secure, interior framing is done, and landscaping is done. Progress will continue slowly over the next year or so. It will need heat, electricity, drywall, etc.
by jordansparks
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Exponential Growth
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Exponential Growth

Exponential growth refers to a doubling over a period of time. For example, computer hardware power has been doubling every 3 years or so. Kurzweil claims that this exponential growth can be generalized to technology as a whole, and that this has been happening for thousands of years or longer. I ag...
by jordansparks
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: Server issues

I think it's under control now. Back to normal.
by jordansparks
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: Server issues

I've turned off private messaging. Sorry if some of you got spammed by the bastards.
by jordansparks
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: Server issues

Ugh. The spammers are persistent. The forum may be locked from time to time while I fight the spammers. No legit new users should try to register until I get this sorted out, since I'm deleting new users in bulk.
by jordansparks
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: Server issues

New server is installed and forum moved over. The spammers found it really quickly, though. I just had to delete 40 of them. Anti-spam measures were implemented. Turning the forum back on and opening it up for use. Hoping we don't get hit too hard by spammers.
by jordansparks
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Server issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Server issues

The server hosting this forum has been crashing a lot lately. I've ordered a new one. Thanks for your patience.
by jordansparks
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Revival scenarios
Replies: 0
Views: 1475

Revival scenarios

I've been firmly convinced for over 10 years that revival will be purely digital rather than biological. In either case, you must first scan and fix everything digitally. The engineering must involve being able to run an emulation, ensuring that the mind can wake up. If you want to revive someone bi...
by jordansparks
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Helping the cryonics cause
Replies: 16
Views: 7331

Re: Helping the cryonics cause

Well, that's nice. But the obvious glaring question is how that helps us survive. I don't think it helps. A smattering of new members here and there isn't going to make much of a difference. We lost the numbers game. Maybe you think it's good that those 25 people will now survive. But I don't think ...
by jordansparks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Osiris and Dvir Derhy
Replies: 1
Views: 3376

Osiris and Dvir Derhy

Osiris is a fairly new cryonics company. It's a one man show run by Dvir Derhy. https://osiriscryonics.com/ I'm aware of at least two patients at that facility. Dvir has no medical or scientific background at all and really doesn't have a clue what he's doing, but has amazingly managed to put togeth...
by jordansparks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Professionals
Replies: 0
Views: 2503

Professionals

When I use the term cryonics "professional", I keep assuming it's obvious what I'm talking about. Apparently, the dysfunctional cryonics establishment has abused that term for so long that everyone's confused about this simple concept. A professional is someone who is skilled in a specific...
by jordansparks
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wait but Why
Replies: 23
Views: 13412

Re: Wait but Why

I was reminded off list of Curtis Henderson, who sat for an hour at the hospital waiting for the funeral director, and who seems to have benefited from CPS, as evidenced by the CO2 detector. But did he really benefit, in the end, from having lay people perform his procedures? That was a topic of muc...
by jordansparks
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wait but Why
Replies: 23
Views: 13412

Re: Wait but Why

We're all frustrated because our options are so bad. Arguing is one way to feel like we're getting somewhere. It doesn't actually solve any problems unless the people arguing are making independent progress.
by jordansparks
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Wait but Why
Replies: 23
Views: 13412

Re: Wait but Why

That looks like something Mike would say. I'm not sure if I want to get into a proxy argument. The simple answer is that that's true if the patient died suddenly, and if you start soon enough, and if the setting allows it. But I'm not sure any cryonics case meets those criteria. I think it's rare th...
by jordansparks
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Hayworth statement
Replies: 0
Views: 2128

Hayworth statement

Dr. Ken Hayworth posted this letter in Jan, 2018: http://www.brainpreservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/letterofsupportforasc_kennethhayworth_jan2018-signed.pdf In the letter, he supports combining aldehyde fixation with cryopreservation -- the exact protocol that we have been pursuing for yea...