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Blackbox cryonics won't work, so here's the solution.

November 20 2004 at 5:57 AM
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Cryonics, since its inception, has had hidden elements that are crucial to understanding it. It was privatized from the very beginning and has has become even more privatized to the point where it's basically a blackbox operation now-- and that's true for everyone in cryonics, and it's true for all organizations. This is a problem because it makes the entire area of study uninteresting and more political than scientific. Ultimately, it represents the failure of cryonics. When Saul Kent wrote his paper, The Failure of Cryonics, his work since then, has contributed to even a bigger and darker blackbox. So Saul Kent doesn't have the solution to the problem despite the interesting work apparently going on at 21CM. The work will be useless if it's not replicatible and affordable. The CI cheap route isn't a solution either because access to UAGA makes CI a pretend-cryonics organization. The only way cryonics will grow will be through public universities and companies that spin off from basic public financed research. Cryobiology must be looked at again and inroads need to be be made there. Of course, that's a huge problem for reasons too numerous to cite here-- but it's a conceptual leap that will have to be made.

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