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by jordansparks
Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: Fallout and 3 Body Problem
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Fallout and 3 Body Problem

I just finished binge watching Fallout. Great show. Some of the ridiculous impossible technologies included cold fusion, brain in a jar, and cryonics. There are two fundamentally different ways of depicting cryonics. The nearly universal way that it's depicted in TV and in movies is as a suspended a...
by jordansparks
Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:10 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: clarification for realistic life extension.
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: clarification for realistic life extension.

We're building a vault. While not underground, it will be reinforced concrete on all 6 sides. The plans are all drawn and stamped, but I'm having the engineer make a few minor changes. Should be ready to start building within a few months.
by jordansparks
Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:04 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Remote cases and membership
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Remote cases and membership

We have a tentative plan for doing remote cases. We will have a number of pathology specialists here on staff. They will be trained in our techniques and use them regularly. Airlines allow formaldehyde in checked baggage, so we will send out one or two specialists to the remote funeral home where th...
by jordansparks
Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:38 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Robotic surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Re: Robotic surgery

The robotic surgery was a total pipe dream, of course. But today we performed our first atraumatic brain extraction. No cuts and no overhandling. Our procedure and skills are getting better and better. It's not perfected yet, but it should be after a few dozen more cases. This was the first time tha...
by jordansparks
Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:26 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: clarification for realistic life extension.
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: clarification for realistic life extension.

Agreed. Good job, and it sounds like you are on the right track. I would point out one little nagging detail, though. I'm not sure that your deanimation plan will succeed. That step is probably harder than most people naively assume. There's even a good chance that most historical cryonics cases did...
by jordansparks
Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:16 am
Forum: Forum
Topic: seed technology for brain reconstruction?
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: seed technology for brain reconstruction?

Absolutely. It's really hard to tell how long it will take because it depends heavily on exponential progress in AI. But I do know it will take a very long time even assuming continued exponential progress. We wouldn't have any hope at all of solving it in a reasonable timeframe if it was linear pro...
by jordansparks
Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: seed technology for brain reconstruction?
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: seed technology for brain reconstruction?

Good to see progress from different groups. I think that within about 60 years, we should have massively parallel 3D printers. By that, I mean thousands of very small robotic arms simultaneously 3D printing a single object. 60 years or so after that, such devices will have evolved to the point where...
by jordansparks
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Robotic surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

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: 16634

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: 16634

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: 16634

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: 2288

Cryonics vs. Aldehyde

by jordansparks
Thu Jan 25, 2024 4:57 pm
Forum: Forum
Topic: Scientific Basis
Replies: 0
Views: 2259

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: 4494

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: 5187

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: 4494

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: 4494

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: 16634

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: 16634

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: 16634

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: 10487

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: 23672

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: 23672

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: 27613

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: 27613

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: 13190

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: 27613

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: 75399

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: 9735

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: 11085

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...