Cryonics Presentation [help request]

post by Mati_Roy (MathieuRoy) · 2013-11-09T20:51:34.599Z · score: 2 (5 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 3 comments

This Monday (November 11th 2013 EDIT: it has been postponed to November 18th 2013) I will participate in a 'scientific communication' competition Laval University. If I win, I will go to the Quebec Engineering Competition (http://cqi-qec.qc.ca/). If I win again, I will go to the Canadian Engineering Competition (http://cec.cfes.ca/).

I need to do a presentation of 15 to 20 minutes. Then the judges can ask me questions during 10 minutes. I will do my presentation on cryonics. I want to invest approximately 12 to 15 hours for preparing it. I will not have time to read everything there is on Internet about cryonics in that time period, so if some of you are familiar with the subject, I would appreciate if you could link me to the best resources on the scientific and ethic aspects of cryonics.

I will do my presentation with Google Drive Presentation. It will be in French. I will put the link here later on if someone wants to review the presentation (EDIT: the presentation is done; you can see it and comment it on Google Drive). Moreover, I would like to practice my presentation tomorrow in a Google+ hangout if some people want to watch and comment it.

Thank you.

P.S.: If there are any Canadian engineering students reading this, check out the competition: there's 7 categories and it's a really interesting competition in my opinion.

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comment by DataPacRat · 2013-11-09T21:35:23.628Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

One of the better introductory cryo resources I know is Ben Best's FAQ, at http://www.benbest.com/cryonics/cryonics.html . My own presentation of the basic reasoning involved is at http://blog.datapacrat.com/2012/11/01/dpr-is-now-a-full-fledged-cryonicist/ .

comment by DataPacRat · 2013-11-09T23:05:10.918Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

(I'm assuming that you've already got the links for http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Cryonics , http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Cryonics , and http://lesswrong.com/lw/fz9/more_cryonics_probability_estimates/ which links to this GDoc, and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LivingForeverIsAwesome . But in case you don't, here they are.)

comment by Mati_Roy (MathieuRoy) · 2013-11-10T14:27:46.201Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks a lot to both of you!