Scottsdale, AZ – Once the definition of death was when a person stopped breathing and their heart stopped beating. Of course, this was before we learned we could resuscitate people through CPR or defibrillation and other extreme life-saving measures.
It might then be possible that death is not inevitable or irreversible, and that the acceleration of our technological advancement as a society will allow us to overcome mortality itself.
The field of Cryonics is dedicated to the broader study of freezing the newly deceased for reanimation.
R. Michael Perry PhD is a dedicated cryonics activist and patient caretaker for the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, a cryonics service provider.
Dr. Perry's interest in cryonics was born from his early love of science fiction. He soon learned that cryonics was not just something in the pages of his magazines or on the TV or movie screen, but a legitimate avenue for life extension.
The prospect of radical life extension implies a profound trust in human possibility. Of course, this raises significant moral questions. Dr. Perry is also the author of Forever For All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics, and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality. The book considers the problems of death in light of our continuing progress. He sees the immortalization of humanity as a great project that will unite us in common cause and provide a meaningful destiny.
“Cryonics is here to stay, and it will continue to grow until finally enough evidence is accumulated that it will be clear we're really on to something,” says Dr. Perry.
Forever For All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics, and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality is available on Amazon