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The Prospect of Immortality (Hardcover) by Robert C. W. Ettinger, R. Michael Perry (Contributor), Charles Tandy (Editor)

This 2005 edition contains an exact replica copy of the complete first edition of Robert Ettinger's 1964 cultural classic, The Prospect of Immortality. Additional materials include three original (2005) paper contributions: (1) "Ettinger's 1964 Thesis: Indefinitely Extended And Enhanced Life (Immortality) Is Probably Already Here Via Experimental Long-Term Suspended Animation" (By Charles Tandy); (2) "The State of Cryonics -- 2005" (By Jim Yount); and, (3) "A Brief History of Cryonics" (By R. Michael Perry). (Note: James Bedford began his journey as "the first cryonaut" 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 "door into summer" 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 "the possibility of limitless life for our generation." 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.
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Man Into Superman: The Startling Potential of Human Evolution -- And How to Be Part of It (Hardcover) by R. C. W. Ettinger, Nick Bostrom (Contributor), Charles Tandy (Editor)

In the 1960s Ettinger founded the cryonics (cryonic hibernation) movement and authored The Prospect of Immortality. In the 1970s Ettinger helped initiate the transhumanist revolution with his Man into Superman. Ettinger sees "discontinuity in history, with mortality and humanity on one side -- on the other immortality and transhumanity."

Cryonic hibernation (experimental long-term suspended animation) of humans may provide a "door into summer" 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 "the possibility of limitless life for our generation." We should become aware of the incorrect, distorted, and oversimplified ideas presented in the popular media about cryonics and transhumanism. Ettinger 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.

This 2005 edition contains an exact replica copy of the complete first edition of Ettinger's 1972 cultural classic, Man into Superman. Additional (2005) materials include comments by others -- "Developments In Transhumanism 1972-2005" -- written especially for this 21st century edition. For example, Dr. Nick Bostrom, a professional philosopher at the University of Oxford (UK) and a founder of the World Transhumanist Association, provides us with "A Short History of Transhumanist Thought."
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Forever For All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics,
and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality
by R. Michael Perry
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Immortality : How Science Is Extending Your Lifespan, and Changing the World
by Ben Bova
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Becoming Immortal : Nanotechnology, You, and the Demise of Death by Wesley M. Du Charme
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Why Die? : A Beginner's Guide to Living Forever by Herb Bowie
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Cryonics: Frozen for an Eternity by George Stromeyer
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Futurism Non-Fiction

The Ultimate Resource II by Julian Simon
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Trashing the Planet by Dixie Lee Ray
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Environmental Overkill: Whatever Happened to Common Sense? by Dixie Lee Ray
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The Spike : How Our Lives Are Being
Transformed by Rapidly Advancing
Technologies
by Damien Broderick
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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil
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Life Extension Non-Fiction


Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, M.D.
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The Life Extension Revolution : The New Science of Growing Older Without Aging by Philip Lee Miller, M.D. and Monica Reinagel Buy this book from our online bookstore

Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach by Durk Pearson, Sandy Shaw
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Cryonics and Science Fiction

Science fiction which treats Cryonics in a positive manner, when it can be found, can provide inspiration and encouragement in the often hostile enviornment of our general society.

Ralph's Journey by Dave Pizer
Ralph Dombrowski is a successful businessman whose career is cut short by a terminal illness. Determined not to be beaten, Ralph has his body placed in a cryogenic state. When a cure for his illness is finally discovered, he is resuscitated. In the 22nd century.
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Free on-line illustrated text of Ralph's Journey courtesy of the Venturists.

Age of the Pussyfoot by Fredrick Pohl
May also be found in the double title Bi-Pohl
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TECH-HEAVEN (Bantam Spectra, Nov. 1995 ISBN# 0-553-56926-2) by Linda Nagata.
Katie loved her husband so much that when he was killed in a helicopter accident, she defies the family's wishes and puts Tom's body in cryonic suspension until technology can find a way to revive him. But Tom's sister, a powerful senator, wants her brother to rest in peace. But Katie is determined that Tom shall live again--and will go to any lengths to ensure it.
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The First Immortal

by James Halperin













The story of a man, cryonically frozen after his death, who is restored to life 83 years later in the world of wonders that is the year 2071.
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Timeport 1 : Truth Quest by Charles Tandy
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Cryonics Fiction Videos & DVD's


Sleeper (1973) VHS -- The classic Woody Allen slapstick comedy.
Allen plays Miles Monroe, cryogenically frozen in 1973 (he went into the hospital for an ulcer operation) and unthawed 200 years later.
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Forever Young (1992) DVD
Romantic fantasy starring Mel Gibson. He plays Daniel, a daring test pilot who is deeply distraught by the apparent death of his girlfriend, Helen, in 1939. Feeling little reason to live, he volunteers for a pioneering cryogenics experiment and is thawed out 50 years later by two young boys.
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