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Murray Ballard’s Look at Contemporary Cryonics

June 10, 2016

By Dzana Tsomondo


A patient storage demonstration at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, 2009. A grant and an introduction from a cryonics advocate first sent Murray Ballard there while he was still a photo student. 

British photographer Murray Ballard’s new book, The Prospect of Immortality (GOST Books), takes its title from a 1962 treatise by physics professor Robert Ettinger. In the 1960s, Ettinger advanced the idea of freezing the human body immediately after death in order to preserve it in a condition which would allow for reanimation by scientists in the future. His writing captured...

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