14.4.09

Cryonics in the UK: Reality and Vision

What are the pros and cons of signing up for your body to be cryonically suspended at ultra-low temperatures when a fatal disease strikes?

Speaker: David Styles, organiser for Cryonics UK, a Britain-based "standby assistance" team

2pm-4pm, Saturday 2nd May.

Venue:

Room 538, 5th floor (by main lift), Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX (Note: Torrington Square is pedestrian only. It is a short walkfrom each of Goodge Street and Russell Square tube stations.)

About the speaker:

David Styles is a cryonicist, who views cryonic suspension as an ambulance to the future. While he'd much rather not need it, he recognises that it may be necessary in order to avoid death in the short (100 years or so) term.

Further reading: a recent article on the Daily Mail.

Pre-meeting and post-meeting activities:

Why not join some of the UKTA regulars for a drink and/or lunch any time after12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To findus, look out for a table where there's a copy of James Halperin's book "TheFirst Immortal" displayed. (This book is a well-researched and thought-provokingnovel about cryonics.)Discussion is likely to continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those whoare able to stay.

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