Shannon Vyff

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Shannon Vyff (born June 10, 1975)[1] is an American transhumanist, cryonicist, and author. She is a director of both the Immortality Institute[2] and the Society for Venturism.[3][4]

Vyff's approaches in promoting transhumanism and cryonics were given exposure when her essay 'Confessions of a Proselytizing Immortalist' was published in 2006 as part of the book: The Scientific Conquest of Death. Vyff has also been interviewed by the media on subjects pertaining both to her approaches in promoting cryonics to the public at large (especially to children),[5] and her own motivations for becoming a cryonicist.[6]

Vyff published her first novel, 21st Century Kids, in 2007. A science fiction adventure novel for children, the book has been noted for having the capacity to convince young people to 'look further into cryonics.'[7]

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Personal life[edit]

Vyff is a mother to four children, each of whom are signed up to cryonics.[9] (J.Payne, Shannon Vyff's mother)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Humanity+ Profile
  2. ^ "Immortality Institute Leadership". Immortality Institute. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  3. ^ Nye, James (January 24, 2013). "Woman, 23, has her head frozen so she can be reborn after a cure for her brain cancer is found - against the wishes of her religious family". MailOnline. Daily Mail. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  4. ^ Dvorsky, George (January 21, 2013). "23-Year Old Kim Suozzi Undergoes Cryonic Preservation After Successful Fundraising Campaign". Futurism. Io9. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Radio Interview with Dr. James J. Hughes". The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  6. ^ "Freezing People into the Future: Uncover the Science Behind Cryonics". ABC News. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  7. ^ Perry, Mike (2007). "21ST Century Kids". Cryonics (Alcor Life Extension Foundation) 28 (4): 6. 
  8. ^ http://www.imminst.org/book#Vyff
  9. ^ "Freezing People into the Future: Uncover the Science Behind Cryonics". ABC News. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 

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