Cryonics is one area of radical life extension that Lifespan BC provides information on. We hosted the first "Super Cool Cryonics Party” in Vancouver on a Saturday evening and tried to get everyone to wear blue. Within this casual setting, we provided information about the basic science of cryonics and answered any questions people had. Our turnout from the Less Wrong or Vancouver Rationalist Group was pretty high, a number of their philosophies overlap with ours. Keegan, Luke and I are all Alcor members but we provided information about all the cryonics providers in the states and how to fund the procedure. The providers we briefly went over: Alcor Life Extension Foundation, Cryonics Institute and the new Oregon Cryonics. We also quickly covered Suspended Animation.
After the information meeting we headed to James’ place to make liquid nitrogen ice-cream. It was a blast and we learned about the chemical properties of nitrogen and made delicious ice-cream. We also shattered a few objects like a banana peel. You can watch a short video of this process on youtube.
The ice-cream turned out really well, better than I thought it would be; it was very even and smooth and creamy. We hope to host more social events like this in the future, so you can find us on meetup.com or facebook.