Freezing People Is (Not) Easy: My Adventures in Cryonics by Bob Nelson, Kenneth Bly, Sally Magana

By Bob Nelson, Kenneth Bly, Sally Magana

Bob Nelson used to be no traditional T.V. repairman. sooner or later he found a ebook that eventually replaced his whole existence trajectory --The Prospect of Immortality by way of Professor Robert Ettinger. From it, he realized approximately cryonics: a procedure within which the physique temperature is reduced in the course of the starting of the loss of life procedure to maintain the mind intact, in order that these frozen may possibly in all probability be reanimated within the future.

               a global of probabilities spread out for Nelson, as he relentlessly pursued cryonics and have become the founder and President of the Cryonics Society of California. operating in coalition with a biophysicist, in 1967 Nelson orchestrated the freezing of Dr. James Bedford, the 1st human to be put in cryonic suspension. quickly thereafter he begun freezing others who sought his aid, acquiring targeted tablets and an underground vault. Underfunded, Nelson struggled desperately, frequently dipping into his personal rate reductions, and taking awesome measures to keep up his sufferers in a frozen country. His attention-grabbing memoir finds his irrepressible ardour for all times and chronicles the advanced situations that comprised his adventures in cryonics.


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Even then I had to be careful; her two annoying brothers would snitch to their parents if they knew. I wondered if her brother Tommy ever missed a couple shirts and great pair of jeans. I felt awful about asking Elaine for those favors, but during those days she taught me so much about love, caring, and unconditional giving—lessons I should have learned from my parents. I wanted to take care of her, protect her, and comfort her, not the other way around. The job search wasn’t going well; since I looked too young, no one wanted to hire me.

Sometime after my little brother was born, Mom worked out a deal with her mom, Grandma Edith. Grandma was a compact woman at five feet two inches and 150 pounds. Her hair was steel gray, and she had a heart to match. She was cheap too. Often she walked several miles into town to save ten cents on a loaf of two-day-old bread. My baby brother, Little John, and I meant nothing more to her than the weekly twenty dollars she received to “care” for us. We spent the next two years forced to sit in a dirty, vomit-green overstuffed chair every day, all day; school wasn’t a possibility.

Big John was overbearing as always. I escaped our oceanfront condo and his bellowing voice and headed for the Nantasket pier. I planned to launch my tiny rowboat at the pier, hoping to peacefully click off the time until this imprisoning vacation was over and I could return to Elaine. However, Big John had alternate plans for me—and my face. I was talking to a pretty girl near the launch dock when I saw him darting toward me. He had given me strict orders against flirting with girls. He was gritting his teeth and readying both his fists.

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