Hangout on Air: The Future of Cryonics

Dates: December 1, 2013
Location: Google+

What lies in the future for cryonics — the practice of low-temperature suspended animation of people who have died of an incurable disease, in the hope of a future cure?

This London Futurists Hangout on Air will feature a live discussion between an international panel of people with practical experience of the world of cryonics [panelists to be announced].

The discussion aims to cover:

• Recent developments in the world of cryonics, and anticipated future improvements

• Why has the take-up of cryonics been comparatively low so far, and what steps might change that state of affairs

• Objections to cryonics and responses to the objections

• Cryonics in context – new attitudes towards death and technology

Live questions

Viewers of the live broadcast on Google+ will be able to vote in real time on questions and suggestions to be discussed by the panellists as the Hangout proceeds. Give ‘+1′ votes to the suggestions you most like.

Event logistics:

This event will take place between 7pm and 8.30pm UK time on Sunday 1st December.

You can view the event:

• On Google+, via the page https://plus.google.com/104281987519632639471/posts - where you’ll also be able to vote on questions to be submitted to the panellists

• Via YouTube (the URL will be published here 15 minutes prior to the start of the event).

There is no charge to participate in this discussion.

Note: There is no central physical location for this meetup.However, you may consider meeting with a few friends in the same locality, and watching the event together.