In the 1960s Robert Ettinger founded the cryonics (cryonic hibernation) movement and authored THE PROSPECT OF IMMORTALITY. (And in the 1970s Ettinger would help initiate the transhumanist revolution with his MAN INTO SUPERMAN.) Ettinger sees qdiscontinuity in history, with mortality and humanity on one side -- on the other immortality and transhumanity.q [[P: ]] This 2005 edition (ISBN 0-9743472-3-X) contains an exact replica copy of the complete first edition of Ettinger's 1964 cultural classic, THE PROSPECT OF IMMORTALITY. (The Cultural Classics Series By Ria University Press is edited by Charles Tandy, Ph.D.) Additional (2005) materials include comments by others -- qDevelopments In Cryonics 1964-2005q -- written especially for this 21st century edition: (1) qThe State of Cryonics -- 2005q (By Jim Yount); and, (2) qA Brief History of Cryonicsq (By R. Michael Perry). A new (2005) Introduction by Charles Tandy is entitled qEttinger's 1964 Thesis: Indefinitely Extended And Enhanced Life (Immortality) Is Probably Already Here Via Experimental Long-Term Suspended Animationq [[P: ]] James Bedford began his journey as qthe first cryonautq on January 12, 1967; as of 2005, he and many others remain in cryonic hibernation. According to Ettinger, cryonic hibernation (experimental long-term suspended animation) of humans may provide a qdoor into summerq unlike any season previously known. Such patients (individuals and families in cryonic hibernation) may yet experience the transhuman condition. Ettinger argues for his belief in qthe possibility of limitless life for our generation.q We should become aware of the incorrect, distorted, and oversimplified ideas presented in the popular media about cryonics. He believes that the cool logic and scientific evidence he presents should lead us to forget the horror movies and urban legends and embrace great expectations.In the 1960s Robert Ettinger founded the cryonics (cryonic hibernation) movement and authored THE PROSPECT OF IMMORTALITY. (And in the 1970s Ettinger would help initiate the transhumanist revolution with his MAN INTO SUPERMAN.) Ettinger ...
|Title||:||The Prospect of Immortality|
|Author||:||Robert C. W. Ettinger, Charles Tandy, R. Michael Perry|