If Dead Cool Head

If Dead Cool Head!


Those are the words inscribed on the front of a steel bracelet I wear everywhere, everyday, all day long. In the shower, on the toilet, in the car, while making love. This bracelet is my lifeline. A last ditch effort to have the final laugh after I die (assuming I die someday). But I don’t assume I’ll die. In fact, I think I just might live and that’s what I aim to do. That’s why this website exists.

About 99% of the world believes death is the only outcome. I believe that everyone has a right to live for as long as they want to no matter how long that may be. Maybe you want to live through tomorrow or maybe you want to live another 10,000 years. Either way, I support your right to live for as long as you want, and I don’t think anyone or anything, not even the grim reaper himself, should have the power to tell you otherwise.

If Dead Cool Head
So today I started this website. It’s a new version of an old blog called Water Bear Lair that no longer exists because I let the domain expire. Then a domain squatter scooped it up. For several years Water Bear Lair lay dormant. Now it was time to revive it. But no, it is gone, so we will start again. The good news is, I plan to live a super long time, so…I’ve got time. 😉

Why If Dead Cool Head?

I chose this name because pretty much every domain name is taken. Even multi-word domains. If you want to buy them you have to pay some third party $1,000 to $10,000. The only way to avoid that is to have a super creative name that nobody else has thought of yet.

But it’s more than that. If Dead Cool Head is relevant to one of our core topics (cryonics) so I rolled with it. By the way, if you don’t know what cryonics is you will if you stick around…because cryonics is the liquid nitrogen preservation of dead (deanimated) bodies with the intent of revival in the future. See, told you that you’d know!

So when I say I’m a “cryonicist” it means I’m someone who has a fully funded cryonics contract with one of the very few places in the world that offers this service. If you’ve ever wanted to be one of the 1% of the 1% then sign up for cryonics, because that’s what you’ll be. Ironically, even if you’re not rich, you’ll still be in circles with the 1% of the 1% from time to time by nature of mutual interest. That’s your random fact of the day.

What’s it like to be a cryonicist?

It’s cool. Ha! Yeah, I’ve got a sense of humor. It’s kinda dry. Sometimes it’s more dry than the dry ice you’d pack a freshly dead body in right before you ship them off to their preferred cryonics provider. Badabing!

Most of the time being a cryonicist is like anything else. You live life as you normally would. The only difference is the series of events which transpire if you die.

For instance, if Joe Schmo dies in a car accident there will be police, insurance, doctors, a funeral and finally burial or burning.

When a cryonicist dies there will also be police, insurance, doctors, and maybe a funeral. But the cryonicist is never burned or buried. Instead, their body is cooled to liquid nitrogen temperatures and stored in a secure location for forever until they can be revived (which may be never).

Doesn’t it weird people out?

Not really. Usually when I tell someone I’m a cryonicist they have a lot of questions. They want to know why I’d want to come back to life which usually leads into a conversation about why I want to live longer if not forever. Then they give their reasons for not wanting to live longer (mostly reasons that don’t make any sense to me).

Beyond that, I’ve found people are supportive. The world is changing really fast and people generally seem more accepting of novel ideas than they used to be. This isn’t true everywhere, but in a lot of places it is.

Is there more to this whole cryonics thing?

Well, like I said earlier, cryonics is a last resort. I call myself a cryonicist because I am one, but I’m also other things. Some people call me an immortalist because I want to live as long as possible. Others call me a transhumanist because I’m down with the use of technology to extend the human race. Still others call me a survivalist because I do things to avoid death from one day to the next.

There’s a lot of different ways to compartmentalize people. I like to think of myself as a man of many interests. I want to see and explore all the world has to offer. Also, I want to have the time to meet people and make amazing new connections and see what humans are truly capable of. In short, I love living and I just want to have the right to do it as long as I feel like it.

So yes, there’s more to the whole cryonics thing. Cryonicists aren’t cryonicists for the sake of calling themselves cryonicists. We’re cryonicists because the only alternative is a 100% guaranteed forever death. Most people choose the death option, but not me. I never wanted to die. That’s why I’d choose the most remote possibility of a not</strong scenario death over death one.

What is If Dead Cool Head About?

On this blog the focal topics are mainly life extension, transhumanism, health and well being, longevity, survival, memory retention and recovery, cryonics, data storage and other topics and research from a laymen’s perspective because that’s what I am.

I’m not a doctor (yet) and I’m certainly not a highly qualified scientist. Just a guy who wants to live a long time and help others do the same. To that end I’ll share my thoughts on being alive, and resources to help you stay alive, or to give yourself a chance to come back to life if you happen to die before you’re ready.

That’s what If Dead Cool Head is all about. If that’s something you’re interested in, then welcome friend, glad to have you with us.

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