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by jordansparks
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Robotic surgery
Replies: 0
Views: 950

Robotic surgery

Removing a brain from a skull is rather difficult to do without damage. It's a problem that nobody else cares about. Scientists doing research don't care if they cause some damage because they can just use the undamaged tissue. A pathologist performing an autopsy doesn't care if they cause damage ei...
by jordansparks
Thu Feb 01, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Life Extension as Backup Plan
Replies: 16
Views: 14462

Re: Life Extension as Backup Plan

1. It's serious. 2. No, you do not seem to be capable. The only rational arguments allowed would be to point to a consensus position held by all the leading experts on the topic at hand. Diet is tougher to do science on, so the consensus might not be as strong as in other areas of science, but it wi...
by jordansparks
Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Life Extension as Backup Plan
Replies: 16
Views: 14462

Re: Life Extension as Backup Plan

The only people allowed to disagree with scientific consensus on a particular issue are a handful of other experts in that specific field. Nobody else is allowed to question them. This is not blind trust; it's rational trust. Why would I even think about believing a non-expert? This discussion is ab...
by jordansparks
Wed Jan 31, 2024 6:15 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Life Extension as Backup Plan
Replies: 16
Views: 14462

Re: Life Extension as Backup Plan

One of my latest pages was sort of written with you in mind: https://oregoncryo.com/scientificBasis.html The scientific method specifically depends on trusting the consensus of groups of experts. I know I won't change your mind, but I also won't tolerate irrational posts here. Your irrational posts ...
by jordansparks
Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:35 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Cryonics vs. Aldehyde
Replies: 0
Views: 1790

Cryonics vs. Aldehyde

by jordansparks
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:57 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Scientific Basis
Replies: 0
Views: 1779

Scientific Basis

A new page has been posted on our website:
https://oregoncryo.com/scientificBasis.html
by jordansparks
Sat Jan 06, 2024 8:02 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: AI Correlation
Replies: 4
Views: 3903

Re: AI Correlation

I had never seen much need to recruit the masses. I guess I've changed my mind somewhat. But as the degree of separation increases, my incentive falls off sharply. I might start to reorganize my efforts around those close to me.
by jordansparks
Thu Jan 04, 2024 10:40 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Max More post about Organizational Capability
Replies: 0
Views: 4639

Max More post about Organizational Capability

Max More just made a long post about organizational capability: https://biostasis.substack.com/p/critical-questions-about-patient He lists the two core capabilities that an organization must possess: quality preservation and longevity. He then gives some great historical background on a variety of f...
by jordansparks
Thu Jan 04, 2024 10:10 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: AI Correlation
Replies: 4
Views: 3903

Re: AI Correlation

This particular forum is designed so that anyone can peruse it years later. The discussions persist and are easy to find. Starman regularly reads this forum.
by jordansparks
Wed Jan 03, 2024 8:11 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: AI Correlation
Replies: 4
Views: 3903

AI Correlation

The most likely revival scenario is digital rather than physical. This is also mostly likely to happen concurrently with the Great Upload, when all living humans are also uploading over a fairly short time period of less than a few decades. But why would a future society want to pay to upload underf...
by jordansparks
Wed Dec 27, 2023 12:37 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Life Extension as Backup Plan
Replies: 16
Views: 14462

Re: Life Extension as Backup Plan

I think we have a high percentage of independent rebellious types in our group. I'm not interested in stupid arguments about experts not being expert, or the scientific method not being good enough. Those arguments are fallacious and they are a distraction. I won't allow that kind of noise on this f...
by jordansparks
Mon Dec 25, 2023 9:09 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Life Extension as Backup Plan
Replies: 16
Views: 14462

Re: Life Extension as Backup Plan

Dennis, your position is irrational. I won't even address it with specific details because it's unworthy of a response. I will instead listen to the consensus of the experts. You are simply not qualified to interpret the evidence. You have quite the hubris to think that you are smarter than the expe...
by jordansparks
Mon Dec 25, 2023 8:37 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Life Extension as Backup Plan
Replies: 16
Views: 14462

Re: Life Extension as Backup Plan

After months of studying these latest longevity topics, I have decided that they are mostly fads that lack evidence. I don't have the expertise to actually make this judgement on my own, so what I've really been doing it trying to figure out what the consensus is among the true experts. It took me a...
by jordansparks
Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:55 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: What's happening at our facility
Replies: 0
Views: 9966

What's happening at our facility

Our new CT scanner has been installed and we have been trained. It's an OmniTom, which gets 16 slices instead of the 8 that our old CereTom got. Oregon Body Gift has now also been licensed as a NARRO, so it can legally accept whole body donations from the public for research. I just got the architec...
by jordansparks
Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:04 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Monitoring and rapid response to Prevent Unattended Death
Replies: 11
Views: 22668

Re: Monitoring and rapid response to Prevent Unattended Death

We are getting closer every day to being able to take those kinds of phone calls for local patients. It really doesn't do any good at all if you don't have a local advocate. If we get a phone call, we would have nobody to send to check on you unless you had a local advocate. The solution is going to...
by jordansparks
Tue Nov 28, 2023 4:47 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Monitoring and rapid response to Prevent Unattended Death
Replies: 11
Views: 22668

Re: Monitoring and rapid response to Prevent Unattended Death

My plan is to be surrounded by multiple people at all times when I'm old. I'm hoping this will be supplemented by much better technology because I'm still probably 35 years out. But my plan is expensive -- very expensive. I'm talking about private nurses around the clock in addition to various other...
by jordansparks
Thu Nov 02, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Forum is up again
Replies: 8
Views: 26269

Re: Forum is up again

Security certificate was installed by my stellar IT department. Thank you!
by jordansparks
Fri Oct 27, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Forum is up again
Replies: 8
Views: 26269

Re: Forum is up again

There's nothing like credit card info, so I didn't think it mattered. But I now see that usernames and passwords could be intercepted, so it's very high priority for me. I would recommend not logging in with your password until we get this resolved. I've delegated it to my IT department, so it shoul...
by jordansparks
Fri Oct 27, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Could Ötzi the Ice Man ever be revived?
Replies: 3
Views: 12627

Re: Could Ötzi the Ice Man ever be revived?

It's impossible to do the computations to unstir a solution if it's been stirred for more than a few seconds. It doesn't matter how much math you throw at it. It's absolutely impossible because the number of unknown variables exponentially explodes. It won't even be possible if you can calculate the...
by jordansparks
Tue Oct 24, 2023 3:19 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Forum is up again
Replies: 8
Views: 26269

Re: Forum is up again

Because I'm extremely extremely busy. I'll get to it, but it doesn't seem like a priority. The internet worked just fine without it before.
by jordansparks
Fri Oct 06, 2023 2:16 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Scaling up Connectomics
Replies: 1
Views: 75090

Scaling up Connectomics

https://wellcome.org/reports/scaling-connectomics https://cms.wellcome.org/sites/default/files/2023-06/Connectomics-scaling-up-connectomics.pdf Scanning the connectome would be a critical step in revival. Good progress is being made, and I just realized that there was a major flaw in my predictions....
by jordansparks
Thu Oct 05, 2023 7:40 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Transport of vitrified brain
Replies: 2
Views: 9373

Re: Transport of vitrified brain

For your specific situation, your approach sounds reasonable. It's hard to keep the container from leaking. If shipping by airline, don't leave any air space in the bucket, because that can expand at altitude and cause a leak. Also, airlines have limits on dry ice. If shipping ground or specialty tr...
by jordansparks
Tue Oct 03, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: After fixation, maybe we should not store in liquid nitrogen
Replies: 3
Views: 10635

Re: After fixation, maybe we should not store in liquid nitrogen

If we don't store in LN2, then we would at least store in refrigeration so that the lipids were more solid. So I started planning out a huge walk-in refrigerator where we could store many racks of small containers. It then occurred to us that maybe we should make it a walk-in freezer because that mi...
by jordansparks
Mon Sep 25, 2023 9:26 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Vice Motherboard and Dr. Toner
Replies: 2
Views: 10055

Re: Vice Motherboard and Dr. Toner

Dr. Toner means well. He just thinks we're attempting suspended animation, but we're not. His confusion is understandable because a lot of prominent cryonicists are really pursuing suspended animation rather then purely structural brain preservation. They even gave the name Suspended Animation to on...
by jordansparks
Thu Sep 21, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: James Arrowood, Alcor CEO
Replies: 0
Views: 13461

James Arrowood, Alcor CEO

James Arrowood is the new Co-CEO of Alcor. He was interviewed recently in the following podcast: https://www.cryonicsunderground.com/1510453/13388129-james-arrowood-new-leadership-and-new-directions-at-alcor Boy, he's a talker. Nearly 3 hours. I ran it at 2x speed. Here are some things I learned: Al...
by jordansparks
Wed Sep 20, 2023 9:57 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Rebranding as Oregon Brain Preservation
Replies: 0
Views: 13175

Rebranding as Oregon Brain Preservation

Yes, it's definitely time for us to rebrand. We're completely dropping the "cryonics" label and fully adopting the "brain preservation" label. Our new name will be Oregon Brain Preservation. The transition will take a little while. As I said in another thread, the motivation behi...
by jordansparks
Tue Sep 19, 2023 8:12 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Removing brains
Replies: 1
Views: 9231

Removing brains

I've now removed a fair number of brains, so I'm developing some opinions about the procedure. Many of them were research cases rather than patients, and the quality was admittedly not ideal. So after I had removed the first few, I decided firmly that I would not want that done to my brain because o...
by jordansparks
Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:18 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: After fixation, maybe we should not store in liquid nitrogen
Replies: 3
Views: 10635

Re: After fixation, maybe we should not store in liquid nitrogen

Yes, we plan to regularly publish in mainstream science journals. It might be time to rebrand away from "cryonics" right now. While we will always do some cryonics, the majority of our patients are chemically preserved instead. Perhaps the name of the company should reflect that majority. ...
by jordansparks
Tue Sep 12, 2023 7:42 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: After fixation, maybe we should not store in liquid nitrogen
Replies: 3
Views: 10635

After fixation, maybe we should not store in liquid nitrogen

I've always had a little trouble explaining to people why we use fixative and then also cryopreserve. Fixative works very well, so what additional advantage are we getting from the liquid nitrogen? Everyone in the cryonics community has generally agreed that we need cryopreservation, so I've basical...
by jordansparks
Sat Jul 08, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Apex Neuroscience
Replies: 2
Views: 9596

Apex Neuroscience

Our sister company, Apex Neuroscience, is finally up and running. http://apexneuro.org/ Apex does all the research, works out the protocols, and has deep expertise. Oregon Cryonics owns all the equipment and the building. The main advantage of this arrangement is that Apex will be a 501c3, so that i...