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A case for developing Aldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation into a medical procedure (1/4) 2018-05-11T09:34:53.951Z

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Comment by oge on A case for developing Aldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation into a medical procedure (1/4) · 2018-05-16T07:12:40.276Z · EA · GW

That's about the total annual cost of preserving a brain and spinal cord under an Alcor cryonics contract. I assume that the price paid while the patient are alive are roughly the same as the cost of preservation when dead.

Comment by oge on A case for developing Aldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation into a medical procedure (1/4) · 2018-05-14T10:03:57.832Z · EA · GW

I estimate it'll cost at least $1,000/yr to preserve a brain. That's about the cost of maintaining a family at global poverty levels.

I should have posted such calculations first before posting the excerpts. Thanks for your comments.

Comment by oge on A case for developing Aldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation into a medical procedure (1/4) · 2018-05-12T13:43:06.035Z · EA · GW

I posted the story to let folks know of a possible altruistic target: letting people live as long as they want by vitrifying their nervous systems for eventual resuscitation.

Comment by oge on A case for developing Aldehyde Stabilized Cryopreservation into a medical procedure (1/4) · 2018-05-12T13:36:55.613Z · EA · GW

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 by oge on Prioritization Consequences of "Formally Stating the AI Alignment Problem" · 2018-02-26T19:01:26.633Z · EA · GW

Thanks, Gordon.

"Make nice AI people we can believe are nice" makes sense to me; I hadn't been aware of the "...we can believe are nice" requirement.

Comment by oge on Why I prioritize moral circle expansion over artificial intelligence alignment · 2018-02-22T19:46:55.863Z · EA · GW

Thank you for providing an abstract for your article. I found it very helpful.

(and I wish more authors here would do so as well)

Comment by oge on Prioritization Consequences of "Formally Stating the AI Alignment Problem" · 2018-02-22T19:43:44.035Z · EA · GW

Hi Gordon, I don't have accounts on LW or Medium so I'll comment on your original post here.

If possible, could you explain like I'm five what your working definition of the AI alignment problem is?

I find it hard to prioritize causes that I don't understand in simple terms.

Comment by oge on A generalized strategy of ‘mission hedging’: investing in 'evil' to do more good · 2018-02-22T18:45:51.628Z · EA · GW

Small nit: the links in the table of contents lead to a Google Doc, rather than to the body of the article.

Other than that, I love the article. Thanks for the giant disclaimer ;)

Comment by oge on Talent gaps from the perspective of a talent limited organization. · 2017-11-06T14:59:27.586Z · EA · GW

Hi Joey, how can one apply for Charity Science's tech lead position? The link on your jobs page just goes to a Github repo.

Comment by oge on Is the community short of software engineers after all? · 2016-09-28T09:02:51.099Z · EA · GW

FYI I applied to New Incentives with ~10 yrs experience on the 1st of September. Haven't heard back.

Comment by oge on Is there a hedonistic utilitarian case for Cryonics? (Discuss) · 2015-08-27T23:23:20.824Z · EA · GW

I find the argument "I'm so afraid of dying and believe in cyronics so much that signing up for cryonics would end many of my worries and let me be far more productive" kind of humorous

Hey Ozzie, could you explain why you find it humorous? Full disclosure: I'm in the cryo camp and I'd like to learn how to explain my beliefs to others in future.

Comment by oge on EA Ventures Request for Projects + Update · 2015-06-10T15:17:02.310Z · EA · GW

I'd like to help with the evaluations. My e-mail is oge@nnadi.org

BTW, in Section 2 of the RFP page, the headings should use the singular, "criterion 1" rather than "criteria 1" http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/criteria?s=t