Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 7, 2008
On March 8 and 9, Go Cryo!, a cryonics advocacy group, will again deliver its hopeful message to festival-goers at the Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, CO. This year, for the first time, that message has the backing of the Venturists, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Go Cryo! exists to inform the public about the life-saving potential of cryonics. Cryonics quickly cools those who can no longer be sustained by today's medicine to temperatures cold enough to completely "stop the clock". The goal is to restore them to health using the more advanced medicine of the future, whether they fell to aging, disease, or trauma.
In contrast, the Frozen Dead Guy Days is a lighthearted festival that grew up around Nederland's resident "frozen dead guy", Bredo Morstoel. His grandson, Trygve Bauge, packed him in dry ice and brought him here from Norway after his death in 1989.
Major cryonics organizations, including Alcor and the Cryonics Institute, have traditionally stayed at arm's length, fearing that association with this off-the-wall event would hurt their credibility in the scientific community. Cryonics supporter Kennita Watson, founder of Go Cryo!, has no such concerns. This year she is proud to have the support of the Venturists.
"The Frozen Dead Guy is a local joke, even an international one. I formed Go Cryo! to get the word out to as many people as possible that cryonics is a serious scientific endeavor that has the potential to save many lives. It offers a viable alternative to burial or cremation, and is accessible to anyone who can afford to buy life insurance. My goals are similar enough to those of the Venturists that collaboration seems quite natural."
"I find people want to know and are smart enough to understand the difference between Grandpopsicle on dry ice in a Tuff Shed, and the laboratory conditions, extreme low temperatures, cryoprotection, and monitoring involved in today's cryonics", Watson asserts. "The point is to save lives. Cryonics patients are not "frozen dead guys". They are patients beyond the reach of today's medicine, carefully preserved to give medicine time to catch up. Unlike them, Grandpa Bredo has been poorly stored, so he likely cannot be fully recovered."
The Go Cryo! cryonics booth will appear outside the FDGD Listen-Up Theater from 10 AM to 7 PM Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday, with video presentations in the theater each day.
For more information on Go Cryo! and cryonics, contact Kennita Watson or visit http://www.gocryo.org. To learn about the Venturists, visit http://www.venturist.org. The Frozen Dead Guy Days Web site is http://www.frozendeadguydays.com.
About Go Cryo! and Kennita Watson:
Go Cryo! is a grass-roots organization whose mission is to spread information about cryonics and related life-extension technologies to the public. Kennita Watson, founder, has been active in the cryonics and life extension communities for over ten years, and in political campaigning and outreach for over twenty.
About the Venturists
The Venturists, or the Society for Venturism, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization incorporated in Arizona. Among its purposes are to "advocate and promote the worldwide conquest of death and the continuation and enhancement of life through technological means, including cryonic suspension...."
Kennita Watson, founder
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