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by DetnPx
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Helping the cryonics cause
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Helping the cryonics cause

Hypothetical conversation, 5-8 years ago: Steve Graber: "Max, how can I do something for cryonics? Can I volunteer?" Max More: "NO! GO AWAY! NOBODY CAN DO ANYTHING FOR CRYONICS! KEEP YOUR CURRENT JOB AND MAKE MONEY TO SURVIVE!" Bam. The most productive engineer at Alcor chased aw...
by DetnPx
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Helping the cryonics cause
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Helping the cryonics cause

DataPacRat, I completely underwrite that theory explicitly and employ this on a daily basis by hiring every best expert for every possible position, and not doing such myself when I don't have the particular expertise. Yet, the problem in cryonics is, on a global scale, ~nobody is an expert in cryon...
by DetnPx
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Helping the cryonics cause
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Helping the cryonics cause

Imagine if Aubrey de Grey had setup a forum and had written what you just wrote, do you estimate any useful technology and science developing towards the goal of slowing or ending aging would have happened? Ofcourse not. Even if the goal is your own survival, you have to pull in others to create exp...
by DetnPx
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: No Bay Area Office
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: No Bay Area Office

Competition boosts progress. Hence "1,000 cryonicists working full time at Alcor or CI improving capabilities" would IMO produce results much slower than the other alternative presented. Once a field has active competition, people are forced to keep developing and making things better to r...
by DetnPx
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: ASC vs. O.C. $1K aldehyde bath + molecular brain scan
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: ASC vs. O.C. $1K aldehyde bath + molecular brain scan

Which of these do you think aids antigravity R&D towards eventual fully functional antigravity the quickest? .- 1,000 scientists working full time on improving and promoting antigravity science; or .- 1,000 scientists working full time on improving and promoting aerospace engineering The winner...
by DetnPx
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Helping the cryonics cause
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Helping the cryonics cause

I usually tell people to quit their current day-time job, if they can afford it. The people who've made improvements to cryonics in the past and still do, are the ones who devoted 40-100% of their productive hours to it. Background is not very important, as it can be anything from design, outreach, ...
by DetnPx
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: ASC vs. O.C. $1K aldehyde bath + molecular brain scan
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: ASC vs. O.C. $1K aldehyde bath + molecular brain scan

The success of any field in general, I think, depends mainly on the amount of minds focussed on it in parallel. To take a situation to it's extreme: Which of these do you think aids cryonics R&D towards eventual fully reversible human suspended animation the quickest? .- 1,000 cryonicists workin...
by DetnPx
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: No Bay Area Office
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: No Bay Area Office

The success of any field in general, I think, depends mainly on the amount of minds focussed on it in parallel. To take a situation to it's extreme: Which of these do you think aids cryonics R&D the most over the long term? .- 200 groups of five cryonicists working full time around the world imp...
by DetnPx
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: ASC vs. O.C. $1K aldehyde bath + molecular brain scan
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: ASC vs. O.C. $1K aldehyde bath

Although I'm not a supporter of the ASC and/or uploading approaches, I can imagine that "scanning tissue on the molecular scale" in ~50 years would simply mean an injection of nanoscale robots which work their way through tissue and independantly transmit what structure they come across, t...
by DetnPx
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Higher concentration of cryoprotectant
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Higher concentration of cryoprotectant

I concur, this could be another serious concern that needs some added research. Thank you for raising the issue.
by DetnPx
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Higher concentration of cryoprotectant
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Higher concentration of cryoprotectant

50/50 Ethylene glycol / DMSO: 5% increments, cooled to -80°C. Concentrations of 55% and below were frozen, while 100% was partly frozen. Ranges from 60% to 95% remained clear and syrupy, not very viscous at all. -80°C is just not cold enough. Did you, coincidentially, also leave these vials at -80C...
by DetnPx
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Intermediate Temperature Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: Intermediate Temperature Storage

Interesting. Perhaps a specially (industry)designed vacuum-insulated sealed polymer/fiber container around each specimen? This might provide the most insulation vs. space benefit compared to traditional insulation such as XPS. Where does the LN2(l) go, is it at the bottom of the actual storage area,...
by DetnPx
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Intermediate Temperature Storage
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: Intermediate Temperature Storage

Hi Jordan,

Does your new ITS unit maintain a homogenous temperature throughout the vertical space of the dewar, and if so, how does it do this? And what are the critical electronic parts in the ITS that could cause a failure and temperature rise, besides the thermostat?

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