Distributed computing in support of cryonics?

Distributed computing in support of cryonics?

Joined: November 30th, 2005, 4:41 am

September 4th, 2011, 9:11 am #1

Hello?  Are there any synaptic connections out there?  Similar to field vitrification in dealing with ischemia, I wonder how many years must pass before we wake up and reach out to this obvious connection?  Does this subject have to reach out and bite us on the ass before we are willing to pay attention?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3W_VwhZKEU&sns=em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrsFb5vG3mQ&sns=em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn_gEoQ8nQI&sns=em
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Joined: June 1st, 2007, 4:17 am

September 5th, 2011, 6:38 am #2

I saw a recent change of management at Alcor and with it a drive to suppress creative thinking even resorting to threat of lawsuits to bring some forums and blogs into line or else get closed. Why would you think they would be interested in your idea, and if not them, who would?

Alvin
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Joined: November 30th, 2005, 4:41 am

September 5th, 2011, 9:49 am #3

The threats you speak of are new to me and I have not heard of any discussion from anyone, so I have to question the veracity of your claims.

I have been speaking to those who are actively involved in cryonics about this subject for roughly a decade, and I've learned not to expect that any of them are even remotely interested in understanding this subject at all. Most likely those who are in a position of authority will need to be frozen/vitrified to make room for those with more progressive thinking before anything is done on our collective front.

Back in the day, most of Alcor's staff where utilizing computers built by me. With this building effort, I also included seti@home to utilize their spare CPU time. Can't say I made the obvious connection in the beginning, but the realization hit home sometime after I learned of the protein folding project.

As a result of my recent post, I realized that I should have brought this subject up to an individual or two that I have not discussed this with previously. I had already made plans to reach out and make contact, but that does not mean this subject matter will go anywhere soon.

Short of the cryonics industry stepping up to the plate in a real leadership role, my guess is this cherry will pop in the lap of some college student a year or decade from now. What is unfortunate for the cryonics industry, is that we miss out on these leadership opportunities that would gain us appreciation and respect from society.

A real world example of this that slips quietly into the night is Hextend. Many lives have been saved (included soldiers overseas) as a result in research associated with cryonics, but for some reason our "community" does not make note of this effort. Your life, or someone you may know or love, may have been spared as a result in research associated with cryonics. These people could very well be against the concept of cryonics; yet, they are alive today to speak of their objections without a full appreciation as to why they are alive today.

Regarding current distributive computing projects, please see the following linK:

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/projects.php
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Joined: November 30th, 2005, 4:41 am

September 5th, 2011, 10:18 am #4

My question is, is there a single cryonicist on this planet who can appreciate the opportunity before us? I realized this opportunity roughly a decade ago, and I wonder how much time must pass before this subject gains a wider appreciation.

We have lost years of opportunity to step into a leadership role, and this situation is heartbreaking to see it languish...

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Project_list
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Joined: October 9th, 2009, 9:26 pm

September 6th, 2011, 6:46 am #5

Hello?  Are there any synaptic connections out there?  Similar to field vitrification in dealing with ischemia, I wonder how many years must pass before we wake up and reach out to this obvious connection?  Does this subject have to reach out and bite us on the ass before we are willing to pay attention?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3W_VwhZKEU&sns=em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrsFb5vG3mQ&sns=em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn_gEoQ8nQI&sns=em
Distributed computing did cross my mind, but I wasn't sure how it would be implemented and thus worried it would be silly to bring up. Have you written about this elsewhere?
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September 6th, 2011, 8:03 am #6






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Joined: November 30th, 2005, 4:41 am

September 7th, 2011, 3:02 am #7

Distributed computing did cross my mind, but I wasn't sure how it would be implemented and thus worried it would be silly to bring up. Have you written about this elsewhere?
Haven't written about this subject in any formal or official capacity, aside from banging on the drum in a whining capacity as a consequence of having the idea shot down.

The key here would be to pick topics of interest with broad implications where cryonics can benefit in some capacity:http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/resea ... roposal.do

The challenge here is if those who are actively involved in cryonics related research are not interested, the prospect of having some form of collaboration in a necessary fashion is stillborn.
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Joined: April 18th, 2011, 1:48 pm

September 20th, 2011, 3:22 am #8

Hello?  Are there any synaptic connections out there?  Similar to field vitrification in dealing with ischemia, I wonder how many years must pass before we wake up and reach out to this obvious connection?  Does this subject have to reach out and bite us on the ass before we are willing to pay attention?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3W_VwhZKEU&sns=em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrsFb5vG3mQ&sns=em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn_gEoQ8nQI&sns=em
Exactly how will distributed computing improve cryonics technology?
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Joined: April 18th, 2011, 1:48 pm

September 20th, 2011, 4:13 am #9

Hello?  Are there any synaptic connections out there?  Similar to field vitrification in dealing with ischemia, I wonder how many years must pass before we wake up and reach out to this obvious connection?  Does this subject have to reach out and bite us on the ass before we are willing to pay attention?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3W_VwhZKEU&sns=em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrsFb5vG3mQ&sns=em

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn_gEoQ8nQI&sns=em
Can I have more details on how one can help out please.
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September 21st, 2011, 4:13 am #10

Exactly how will distributed computing improve cryonics technology?
For example, we could analyze the development of crystals under a wide variety of circumstances. The growth and development of crystals is not only of interest to cryobiology, but even to the newest forms of steel.
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