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#1 AdamSummerfield

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 01:53 PM


There is an Immortality Institute discussion/UKH+ meeting on November 28th in London, talk by Shannon Vyff: http://www.facebook....8...792&index=1
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:49 AM

Getting closer :|? More details on the event:

Q&A on the Immortality Institute, led by Shannon Vyff

Successes and challenges en route to unlimited human lifespans

2pm-4pm, Saturday 28th November

Lecture Room B20, basement level,
Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX.

Shannon Vyff, chair of the The Immortality Institute, will answer audience
questions on topics including:

*) The creation and the operation of the Immortality Institute:
Home: http://imminst.org/
FAQ: http://www.imminst.org/faq
Forums: http://www.imminst.o...rum/forums.html

*) The book "The scientific conquest of death":
http://imminst.org/book

*) The case for cryonics:
http://www.alcor.org...nics/index.html

*) Becoming a Methuselah Foundation 300 Member:
http://tinyurl.com/yh42quk

*) Calorie restriction:
Case for: http://pubs.acs.org/...7/8731sci2.html
Quick Overview of how to do it:
http://www.crsociety...Getting_started

*) Introducing people of all ages (including children) to transhumanist topics:
http://tinyurl.com/63cgkp

** About the speaker:

Shannon Vyff is chair of the Immortality Institute:
http://imminst.org/leadership ,
a Life Boat Foundation Advisor:
http://lifeboat.com/...os.shannon.vyff ,
an Alcor Area Readiness Team Coordinator, a Venturist Director,
an author of "The Scientific Conquest of Death":
http://tinyurl.com/yklce5r ,
author of the children's transhumanist adventure book "21st Century Kids":
http://tinyurl.com/ykall8j ,
and mother of three young children.

Many thanks to Shannon for providing links to some suggested (optional, but
useful) pre-meeting reading material.

** There's no charge to attend, and everyone is welcome. There will be plenty of
opportunity to ask questions and to make comments.

Discussion will continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those who are
able to stay.

** Why not join some of the Extrobritannia regulars for a drink and/or light
lunch beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington
Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To find us, look out for a table where there's a copy of
the book "The scientific conquest of death" displayed.

** About the venue:

Lecture Room B20 is on the basement level in the main Birkbeck College building,
in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is
about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.

#3 AdamSummerfield

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:41 PM

Getting closer :) More details on the event:

Q&A on the Immortality Institute, led by Shannon Vyff

Successes and challenges en route to unlimited human lifespans

2pm-4pm, Saturday 28th November

Lecture Room B20, basement level,
Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX.

Shannon Vyff, chair of the The Immortality Institute, will answer audience
questions on topics including:

*) The creation and the operation of the Immortality Institute:
Home: http://imminst.org/
FAQ: http://www.imminst.org/faq
Forums: http://www.imminst.o...rum/forums.html

*) The book "The scientific conquest of death":
http://imminst.org/book

*) The case for cryonics:
http://www.alcor.org...nics/index.html

*) Becoming a Methuselah Foundation 300 Member:
http://tinyurl.com/yh42quk

*) Calorie restriction:
Case for: http://pubs.acs.org/...7/8731sci2.html
Quick Overview of how to do it:
http://www.crsociety...Getting_started

*) Introducing people of all ages (including children) to transhumanist topics:
http://tinyurl.com/63cgkp

** About the speaker:

Shannon Vyff is chair of the Immortality Institute:
http://imminst.org/leadership ,
a Life Boat Foundation Advisor:
http://lifeboat.com/...os.shannon.vyff ,
an Alcor Area Readiness Team Coordinator, a Venturist Director,
an author of "The Scientific Conquest of Death":
http://tinyurl.com/yklce5r ,
author of the children's transhumanist adventure book "21st Century Kids":
http://tinyurl.com/ykall8j ,
and mother of three young children.

Many thanks to Shannon for providing links to some suggested (optional, but
useful) pre-meeting reading material.

** There's no charge to attend, and everyone is welcome. There will be plenty of
opportunity to ask questions and to make comments.

Discussion will continue after the event, in a nearby pub, for those who are
able to stay.

** Why not join some of the Extrobritannia regulars for a drink and/or light
lunch beforehand, any time after 12.30pm, in The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington
Place, London WC1E 7HJ. To find us, look out for a table where there's a copy of
the book "The scientific conquest of death" displayed.

** About the venue:

Lecture Room B20 is on the basement level in the main Birkbeck College building,
in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is
about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.


Are you content with me filming the talk?

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:14 AM

It looks like I won't be able to make it :) ,
but I wish you many interesting discussions and us a few new UK members!

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 05:38 PM

Are you content with me filming the talk?


Oh, please do! I'd love to see it. ^_^

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 10:41 PM

Sorry you won't be making it Caliban, I do look forward to meeting ImmInst members that will be able to attend. I'm especially excited about an 11 year old boy who has read my book "21st Century Kids" cover to cover and loves it (my passion is teaching children about the possibilities of what humans can accomplish, such as ending aging). There will be a reporter, so maybe something positive will come about media wise for ImmInst. I will talk about what ImmInst does, its successes in the last year, why I'm a member--and in particular about our current need for leadership in 2010. I know that some of the Extrobritannia/WTAUK members are quite active and would be a great asset if they start participating in our community as well.

Adam, yes you can film it-but I'd like to ok it before it would be make public--one never knows what comes up in a live situation--but a transhumanist crowd will be more friendly than some interviews I've done :)

My 13 year old daughter Avianna will be coming with me :)

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:08 PM

It was a lot of fun to share the Immortality Institute's goals, success and history with the 40 people who were there. Two reporters talked with me, one is working on a documentary about life extension in the UK.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:19 PM

I watched the whole thing. I thought you peaked their interest in Imminst. You covered a lot of great aspects of whats going on. That seemed like a tough crowd. I felt like you would have been well off if a few people from imminst could have been in the crowd to help throw you a few more good pitches after what looked like some curve balls, but over all I think you held your own well, great in many cases.

I think these kinds of speeches make for great discussions for us all so we can continue to hone in and tweak and prepare for the waves of opportunities like these that the future is sure to hold. If I get time Im going to create a list of your talking points from this speech, go over some talking points from other similar speeches, and mark down the ones I think worked and tweak others. For example, I think there was more room to paint a more forceful picture of what imminst is doing and where we are going.

I also like the dynamic that H+ chapters bring to the table. This makes me think that maybe scheduling a more regular presentation from imminst would work out well.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:32 PM

I watched the whole thing. I thought you peaked their interest in Imminst. You covered a lot of great aspects of whats going on. That seemed like a tough crowd. I felt like you would have been well off if a few people from imminst could have been in the crowd to help throw you a few more good pitches after what looked like some curve balls, but over all I think you held your own well, great in many cases.

I think these kinds of speeches make for great discussions for us all so we can continue to hone in and tweak and prepare for the waves of opportunities like these that the future is sure to hold. If I get time Im going to create a list of your talking points from this speech, go over some talking points from other similar speeches, and mark down the ones I think worked and tweak others. For example, I think there was more room to paint a more forceful picture of what imminst is doing and where we are going.

I also like the dynamic that H+ chapters bring to the table. This makes me think that maybe scheduling a more regular presentation from imminst would work out well.


Is there a video of the talk available somewhere?

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:44 PM

Exciting news, however they make me feel suspicious in wonder about how great scientific progress will intervene with human nature itself!

Edited by PYER, 15 January 2010 - 08:05 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

Aye, you're doing great progresss in self enlightenment through neo ideas and facts on self preservation so it seems.

I have but one problem concerning great progress leading to preventing common aging time. It's a big question I know pertaining to what is the subnormal nature of humans and how does it interplay the aging process?
I know a danger that can haunt humanity concerning what is nnormal aging and what is mutant programing - How's that?



Edited by PYER, 15 January 2010 - 07:59 PM.


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#12 AdamSummerfield

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:03 PM

I watched the whole thing. I thought you peaked their interest in Imminst. You covered a lot of great aspects of whats going on. That seemed like a tough crowd. I felt like you would have been well off if a few people from imminst could have been in the crowd to help throw you a few more good pitches after what looked like some curve balls, but over all I think you held your own well, great in many cases.

I think these kinds of speeches make for great discussions for us all so we can continue to hone in and tweak and prepare for the waves of opportunities like these that the future is sure to hold. If I get time Im going to create a list of your talking points from this speech, go over some talking points from other similar speeches, and mark down the ones I think worked and tweak others. For example, I think there was more room to paint a more forceful picture of what imminst is doing and where we are going.

I also like the dynamic that H+ chapters bring to the table. This makes me think that maybe scheduling a more regular presentation from imminst would work out well.


Is there a video of the talk available somewhere?







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