BPF Co-Founder John Smart's talk, at World Future 2012 in Toronto.
Here's a starter list of web resources on topics related to the Brain Preservation Foundation's activities. Are there others you think should be listed here? Let us know, thanks!
21CM (21st Century Medicine) is a company conducting research in the low temperature preservation of organs.
The Alcor Life Extension Organization is the one of the most visible and longstanding organizations engaged in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics technology.
The American Cryonics Society is the oldest cryonics society in the United States.
The Cryonics Institute offers cryopreservation services and information.
The Cryonics Society of Canada is a Canadian non-profit corporation dedicated to informing Canadians about cryonics.
Dignitas is a Swiss assisted dying group that helps those with terminal illness and severe physical and mental illnesses to die assisted by qualified doctors and nurses.
Edge promotes inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society.
Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute mission is to bring careful thinking to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects.
Hoffman Planng is Certified Financial Planner Rudi Hoffman's website, offering life insurance policies to fund cryonics. These life insurance policies could also one day fund brain plastination.
Humanity+ is is dedicated to promoting understanding, interest and participation in fields of emerging innovation that can radically benefit the human condition
The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies is a center for voices arguing for a responsible, constructive, ethical approach to the most powerful emerging technologies.
KrioRus is the first cryonics organization established in Eurasia.
The Long Now Foundation is the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. It hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common.
The Methuselah Foundation is a non-profit medical charity dedicated to extending healthy human life.
The Machine Intelligence Research Institute exists to spur discussion on both the risks and opportunities engendered by scientific research into artificial intelligence.
The Society of Neural Prosthetics and Whole Brain Emulation Science addresses the specific issues that may arise when neural prostheses are customized to a specific patient, and when large scale neural prostheses lead to whole brain emulation.
Suspended Animation develops new equipment, techniques, and technologies to minimize the cellular injury that normally occurs after legal death.
The Swartz Foundation supports postdoctoral research in theoretical and computational neuroscience, integrating physics, math, electrical engineering, and computer science into our neuroscience theory.
Magazines and Journals
h+ Magazine covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing - and will change - human beings in fundamental ways.
Biological Cybernetics, experimental, theoretical and application-oriented aspects of information processing in organisms.
Biological Reviews, interdisciplinary, covers the entire range of the biological sciences. Cambridge Philosophical Society.
Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition, Eco-evo-devo, cogno-evo-devo, and info-evo-devo relationships.
Journal of Evolution and Technology, a peer reviewed electronic journal published by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Journal of Theoretical Biology, a leading forum for theoretical papers that give insight into biological processes.
Minds and Machines, philosophical aspects of computer science, philosophy of mind, artificial intelligence, and systems theory.
Systems Research and Behavioral Sciences, theories, research, and models of common structure and behavior in living systems.
Websites, Blogs and Other Resources
Blogging Heads curates 'diavlogs' - video conferences where two 'talking heads' hold forth on their areas of expertise. A fun and valuable resource.
Elizier Yudkowsky's blog on human rationality and artificial intelligence.
Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence is a community site where various authors expand on the ideas of futurist Ray Kurzweil.
Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality.
Mind uploading on Wikipedia.
Joe Strout's Mind Uploading Home Page.
Transhumanist philosopher Anders Sandberg has compiled a mind uploading resource page.
Futurist Hans Moravec on the philosophical issues surrounding mind uploading.
A mind uploading resource page compiled by Robert Freitas at the Foresight Institute.
Open the Future is futurist Jamais Cascio's blog covering emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation.
Overcoming Bias is the popular personal blog of economist and futurist Robin Hanson.
Sentient Developments is futurist George Dvorsky's blog on the future of intelligent life.
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BPF In The News
Dr. Ken Hayworth: What is the Future of Your Mind? [Teaser VIDEO]
Dr. Ken Hayworth, Part 1: Will You Preserve Your Brain? [PART#1 VIDEO]
Dr. Ken Hayworth, Part 2: Will You Upload Your Mind? [PART#2 VIDEO]
Ken Hayworth on brain emulation prospects - Extended online interview
The Neuroscientist Who Wants To Upload Humanity To A Computer
Neuroscience – and the Future of Humanity – Interview with Ken Hayworth.
Tue, July 31, 2012
Thur, July 26, 2012
Discussion of BPF at the World Future Society conference.
The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality.
BPF is featured on Season 3, Ep 6, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, available via iTunes at this link.
Robin Hanson on why he's supporting the Brain Preservation Foundation.
An Update from Competitors for the Brain Preservation Foundation's Technology Prize.
A Connectome Observatory for Nanoscale Brain Imaging. Ken Hayworth's teleXLR8 talk, Kurzweilai.net article.
The Brain Preservation Technology Prize is mentioned.
Mind's circuit diagram to be revealed by a mammoth map. Article discusses BPF Brain Preservation Technology Prize.
Ken Hayworth gave a talk, A Connectome Observatory for nanoscale brain imaging, in teleXLR8, a 3D video conferencing space.