THE FIRST IMMORTAL by James L. 
Halperin

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ONLINE RESOURCES:
CRYONICS, NANOTECHNOLOGY, CLONING

Below is a brief list of online resources covering the scientific topics addressed in The First Immortal.

CRYONICS:

CryoNet: A free electronic forum on cryonics. To subscribe, send e-mail to: cryonet-request@cryonet.org with the subject line "subscribe" or retrieve the mailing list instructions directly from the list's Web site, which also includes other resources.

Cryonics FAQ: Frequently asked questions about cryonics

sci.cryonics: The cryonics newsgroup on Usenet.

Extropy, a fascinating quarterly magazine about advanced and future technologies and their uses in overcoming human limits. Subscription rate: $18 per year. E-mail: maxmore@primenet.com

Alcor Life Extension Foundation: Non-profit, tax exempt. The largest cryonics facility in the world. Founded 1972. Current rates: $120,000 whole body or $50,000 neuro-suspension. E-mail: info@alcor.org for general requests. This web site has links to many other cryonics and nanotechnology sites on the World Wide Web.

The American Cryonics Society: E-mail: cryonics@jps.net for information on joining or services provided

Cryocare: Non-profit, hires some for-profit companies to perform suspensions and storage. Not tax exempt. Current rates, under most circumstances: $125,000 full body; $58,500 neuro.
E-mail: cryocare@cryocare.org

Cryonics Institute:
Non-profit. Incorporated 1976. Probably your best bet if your finances are limited. Current suspension fee: only $28,000 whole body. E-mail: ettinger@aol.com or cryonics@msn.com

Trans Time, Inc.: For-profit. E-mail: quaife@math.berkeley.edu

Cryonic Funding Thru Life Insurance: Rudi Hoffman CFP sells life insurance to fund cryonic suspension

The author discusses his plans to be frozen upon his death in an interview with Amazon.com

NANOTECHNOLOGY:

Web site of the nonprofit Foresight Institute, whose goal is "to guide emerging technologies" (especially nanotechnology) "to improve the human condition."

sci.nanotech: Usenet Newsgroup on the science of nanotechnology

Nanotechnology in Science Fiction: A bibliography, mailing list, and other resources

Nanotechnology: Brief intro to the science of nanotechnology, with many links to further reading, conferences, journals, prizes, and other Internet resources

Brad Hein's Nanotechnology Site: An extensive link list

SciCentral's Nanotechnology resources page: sites and selected articles

"Nanotechnology: From Concept to R&D Goal": HotWired's Intelligent Agent article on nanotech

Nanotechnology Magazine

Focused Study on Biotechnology & Nanotechnology: A report of the Department of Defense Task Force on Biotechnology and Nanotechnology

WTEC Study on Research and Development in Nanoparticles, Nanostructured Materials, and Nanodevices:A National Science Foundation draft report on nanotechnology

The Potential of Nanotechnology for Molecular Manufacturing: A RAND Corporation report on nanotechnology

Biomolecular Self-Assembling Materials: A National Academy of Sciences reoprt on nanotechnology

Transcedo, The Dutch Transhuman Society: Transhumanism is the attitude to improve oneself, physically and mentally, to not accept the existing biological and social limits, and to overcome these using rational methods like technology and science. Many links to related topics. (In Dutch with English translations of main areas)

The Stone Society: A patent-pending socio-economic system for the nanotech age

MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) Clearinghouse: Newsletter, dissertation abstracts, links to MEMS demos, CAD tools used for MEMS, announcements, and calendar

NanoComputer Dream Team: An international group of volunteers convened on the Web to design and build the world's first nanoscale computer.

CLONING:

alt.bio.technology.cloning: Usenet newsgroup on cloning

The Roslin Institute's cloning information and links

Pathfinder's cloning site, with a good explanation of how Dolly was created

News and abstracts on Dolly and other cloning developments, from AgBiotech News & Information

New Scientist magazine's Cloning Special Report

Scientific American's article on the cloning of Dolly

BioSpace cloning news

The Missyplicity Project, a privately funded project to clone a pet dog

OTHER:

Mind Uploading Home Page, a compilation of information on the science behind the idea of copying one's mind into an artificial device

Life Extension Foundation: World's largest organization dedicated to scientific methods to slow and reverse aging

Iowa State's Artificial Intelligence Resource Lab, featuring information, publications, and pointers to resources on Artificial Intelligence

PowerSurge Publishing: your home for physical immortality on the Web

Chalice of Life: the history, theory, and techniques of physical immortality