Announcing new J. of Transhumanism article

Robin Hanson (
Tue, 29 Dec 1998 13:51:03 -0800

The Journal of Transhumanism, at , is pleased to announce that we have published volume 3:

J. of Transhumanism, Volume 3, December 1998.

An Exploratory Survey Examining the Familiarity with and Attitudes Toward Cryonic Preservation

                   by Scott Badger

A consumer survey designed to measure familiarity with and attitudes toward the idea of cryonics was conducted over the internet. A total of 517 responses were examined in an effort to clarify the relationships between (1) the reported level of familiarity vs. the accuracy of responses, and (2) demographic variables vs. attitudes and dispositions toward cryonics. Results indicate that (1) those claiming superior familiarity do not have superior knowledge, (2) a number of those surveyed have significant misconceptions regarding cryonics, and (3) important attitudinal differences exist between demographically diverse groups.

Robin Hanson   
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