It seems to be an extremely interesting conference. Just to highlight a couple of talks: Engineering functional liver tissue, Nanofibers and iPS cells for neural regeneration, Exploring stem cell niche interactions at single cell resolution. Take a look at the whole program. I believe it’s worth visiting, because regenerative medicine is one of the ways of life extension.
Yesterday I stumbled upon this beautiful biographical story of Mike Darwin. Mike Darwin is one of the best cryonics specialists in the world. His contribution to the science of cryonics is tremendous. It is very well described in the biography. And not only it is a personal story, but also quite a large part of the history of cryonics with its challenges and achievements. Read about dogs fully recovered from being kept at 5oC ( 41oF) for 5 hours and other fascinating experiments.
I believe it is crucial to have more experiments in cryonics. This is a great chance to life forever. Sadly, cryonics has quite a lot of challenges, which are not yet overcome. Probably, the worst thing is that people don’t see how fascinating the promise of cryonics is. I encourage everyone to promote cryonics and cryobiology. We have to change the existing situation and create an industry. Cryonics may become the best business in the world.
Regenerative medicine has the potential of being the first solution to the problem of aging. In several years we’ll be able to repace damaged or diseased organs with the new grown ones. The video shows how it can be done. I found the story about the decellularized rat heart scaffold amazing. They actually show what a scaffold looks like and it’s beautiful.
Socrates from the Singularity Weblog has listed the amazingly inspirational life laws of Peter Diamantis. I strongly encourage everyone who hasn’t heard about Peter Diamantis and his X Prize Foundation to get familiar with what they do. And here’s a list of laws that bring Peter Diamantis his success:
- If anything can go wrong, Fix It!!… to hell with Murphy!
- When given a choice… take both!!
- Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
- Start at the top then work your way up.
- Do it by the book … but be the author!
- When forced to compromise, ask for more.
- If it’s worth doing, it’s got to be done right now.
- If you can’t win, change the rules.
- If you can’t change the rules, then ignore them.
- Perfection is not optional.
- When faced without a challenge, make one.
- “No” simply means begin again at one level higher.
- Don’t walk when you can run.
- Bureaucracy is a challenge to be conquered with a righteous attitude, a tolerance for stupidity, and a bulldozer when necessary.
- When in doubt: THINK!
- Patience is a virtue, but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.
- The squeaky wheel gets replaced.
- The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.
- The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!
- The ratio of something to nothing is infinite.
- You get what you incentivize.
- If you think it is impossible, then it is… for you.
- An expert is someone who can tell you exactly how it can’t be done.
- The day before something is a breakthrough it’s a crazy idea.
- If it were easy it would have been done already.
- Without a target you’ll miss it every time.
- Bullshit walks, hardware talks.
- A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
- The world’s most precious resource is the passionate and committed human mind.
- Fail early, fail often!
- If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.
Copyright, 1986, 2009, Peter H. Diamandis, All Rights Reserved. Laws # 14 & #18 by Todd B. Hawley. #19 Adopted from Alan Kay.