Oregon Cryonics
A Non-profit Organization


Cryonics is the preservation of the brain by cooling to subzero temperatures. 


The goal of cryonics is to preserve the information in the human mind.  This includes the memories, personality, emotions, and aspirations of the person, everything that makes them a unique individual. If we preserve the physical network of neurons with high enough quality, then the person isn't really dead yet.  They could be revived with high enough technology


Preservation Quality

We know that the preservation quality is currently good.  We have Electron Micrographs demonstrating that the information is being preserved well.  Cryonics works.


Repair and Revival

We can't yet repair or revive anyone yet, not even close.  It will probably be 100 years or more before we can revive anyone, but that does not invalidate the practice of cryonics.  Repair will require very advanced Technology but no new physics.  In other words, it's nothing more than a complex engineering problem.  As with other complex engineering problems, it's most likely just a matter of time before we solve it.


No Alternatives

There are no alternatives to brain preservation.  If a brain is destroyed, the mind is always destroyed with it, no matter how much we might wish otherwise. Brain preservation is the only strategy that has been shown to have even the remotest chance of preserving the mind.  The choice is either brain preservation or permanent death.



Cryonics is about celebrating life.  It's about being there for your grandchildren who might never have to endure cryonics themselves.  Cryonics is about love of family and friends, and the refusal to let a lifetime of memories get destroyed. 



Quality preservation doesn't come easily.  Most cases are severly compromised by obstructive laws, vast distances, poor planning, and tight budgets.  Our Mission is to cultivate cryonics clinicians and to build cryonics facilities in major cities to improve patient care.


I am my Connectome

This scan demonstrates the complexity of neurons.

Memories are encoded in these structures.




There are 100,000,000,000 neurons,

each with about 2000 synapses (connections)