Support Aeon

‘Aeon represents exactly the values that the internet in its purest form is all about. The selfless distribution of wisdom.’

Ben H, UK, Friend of Aeon

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview.
But we can’t do it without you.

Give now

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

No ads, no paywall, no clickbait – just thought-provoking ideas from the world’s leading thinkers, free to all. But we can’t do it without you.

Give now

We will live again

12 minutes

At the Cryonics Institute, hope for the future is high, and death is put on ice

‘I think the future’s going to be kinder and gentler than the present.’

Located in an unassuming building outside Detroit, the Cryonics Institute houses more than 100 ‘metabolically challenged’ patients who died with the hope for another shot at life – even if it was a long one. In this short documentary, the US directors Myles Kane and Josh Koury astutely weave an inside look at the cryogenic freezing process with an examination of the ethical and moral controversies surrounding cryonics to provide a complex portrait of the institute’s leaders, who, like their patients, hope that future scientists might one day bring them back to life.

Director: Myles Kane, Josh Koury

Producer: Trisha Barkman

Website: Brooklyn Underground Films

Get Aeon straight
to your inbox
Join our newsletter
Aeon is not-for-profit
and free for everyone
Make a donation
Essay/
Automation & Robotics
Robot says: Whatever

What stands in the way of all-powerful AI isn’t a lack of smarts: it’s that computers can’t have needs, cravings or desires

Margaret Boden

Essay/
Future of Technology
The blitzscaling illusion

All the great inventions took painstaking, risky, indirect routes to fruition. Has Silicon Valley really escaped history?

Edward Tenner