The Purpose of Cryonics UK
We are a voluntary group and although we do not offer storage, our
purpose is to advise and help anyone who is signed up with any
cryonics storage company. We have a suspension team and all the
equipment required to carry out a suspension. Although it is not
necessary to join Cryonics UK as part of signing up for cryopreservation, the group might provide a better chance for a successful suspension.
There is constant research taking place to develop new techniques, processes and cryoprotectants. One new technology currently being developed, is
Vitrification, which may possibly be available to us in the near future.
Cryonics UK is a self help group
Members are required to play an active part within the group. They are expected
to attend regular meetings and training sessions.
Getting on the Internet, either at home or via a library or cybercafé, is a must. The amount of information about cryonics and links about us and other groups will give most of the information you require.
The Prospect of Immortality by Robert Ettinger. This is the book that started the cryonics movement. The entire text is available free on the Internet at the Cryonics Institute web
Ettinger's The Prospect of Immortality
Engines of Creation (Anchor Press, 1986) by K. Eric Drexier (highly recommended)
Online Book "Engines of Creation," by K. Eric Drexler
Unbounding the Future (Morrow, 1991) by K. Eric Drexier with Gail Pergamit
Many Are Cold But Few Are Frozen: A Humanist Looks at Cryonics by Steven B. Harris, M.D.
Will Cryonics Work? Examining The Probabilities by Steven B. Harris, M.D.
Nanosystems (Wiley & Sons, 1992) by K. Eric Drexler, Ph.D.
Nanomedicine by Robert Freitas
Drexler K E, Molecular Engineering: An Approach to the Development of General Capabilities for Molecular Manipulation PNAS (USA), 78: 52755278 (1981)
Merkle R C, The Technical Feasibility of Cryonics Medical Hypotheses, 39: 616 (1992)
The Cryobiological Case for Cryonics by Gregory Fahy, Ph.D.
A “Realistic” Scenario for Nanotechnological Repair of the Frozen Human Brain by Gregory Fahy, Ph.D.
The Cryonics Institute (CI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 that provides basic inexpensive cryonics services to its members. It is controlled by its members, has no stockholders, no landlord, and no debt and a policy of not having any debt. It has over 200 members, and currently cares for 26 patients using a unique design of insulated containers developed
in-house. It is located in an area of almost zero seismic risk.