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Man into Superman: The Startling Potential of Human Evolution -- And How To Be Part of It Hardcover – November 30, 2005
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However, I just began reading Ettinger's newest work, Youniverse, and he mentions in one of the introductions that this book, as well as his earliest work, The Prospect of Immortality, is available for FREE from w w w . cryonics . o r g (minus the spaces - Amazon usually removes links, which is the reason for the spaces). You can find all of Ettinger's books other than Youniverse, as well as some essays by Ettinger, under Resources on the website (when you click on Resources, there are links on the right, and indented under Cryonics Reading List is Works by Robert Ettinger, where you can find the books and essays).
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Events between 1972 and today have shown flaws in Ettinger's forecasts for reasons he couldn't have anticipated. The energetic cryonics situation he described in the early 1970's, when rudimentary organizations had already placed several people into cryonic suspension, amounted to a false dawn; the cryosuspensions of all the earliest cryonauts except James Bedford's failed for complicated and often sordid reasons. The practice of cryonics didn't recover until the 1980's, and it currently exists in a precarious state because of some bad publicity regarding a celebrity and the threat of hostile regulation. Cryonicists have responded in ways which suggest a loss of nerve, for example by changing their literature (including its titles) to de-emphasize Ettinger's "immortal superman" vision, even though he came up with the original idea for cryonics.
And in many ways life in the real 21st Century just doesn't look as "futuristic" as the speculations about it in the latter 20th Century led us to expect. Today some people make a hobby of collecting and republishing on the web examples of "in the year 2000" forecasts which sound ridiculous now. (I've done that myself.) Ettinger assumed that certain kinds of progress would probably, but not necessarily, happen, hence the relatively few predictions with dates in his book. The postponed progress we see around us could signal a dysfunction in our civilization that will delay the implementation of many of Ettinger's ideas indefinitely.