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Comment author: turchin 11 May 2018 03:09:57PM *  1 point [-]

To become part of EA, cryonics must become cheap, and to become cheap, it should be, imho, pure chemical fixation without cooling, which could cost only a few dollars per brain, something like aldehyde fixation without cryopreservation.

Comment author: oge 12 May 2018 01:36:55PM 1 point [-]

Pure chemical fixation without cooling would be ideal. The extra cryopreservation step is necessary since glutaraldehyde only fixes tissue for months rather than centuries.

Comment author: turchin 12 May 2018 03:52:43PM 0 points [-]

I think that actual good step in EA direction would be to find a relatively cheap combination of chemicals which provide fixation for a longer term, or may be preserving brain slices (as Lenin's brain was preserved).

I am interested to write something about cryonics as a form EA, but the main problem here is price. Starting price of the funeral is 4000 pounds in UK and they are not much cheaper in poor countries. Cryonics should be cheaper to be successful and affordable.