American academic, trans humanist and cryonics proponent
Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger (December 4, 1918 – July 23, 2011) was an American academic. He was known as "the father of cryonics" because of the impact of his 1962 book The Prospect of Immortality.
Photo of Ettinger taken in the 1940s.
Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger
December 4, 1918
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
|Died||July 23, 2011 (aged 92)|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Resting place||Patient at the Cryonics Institute|
|Education||Teacher for physics and mathematics|
|Alma mater||Wayne State University|
|Organization||Cryonics Institute, Immortalist Society|
|Known for||starting the idea of cryonics|
|The Penultimate Trump|
The Prospect of Immortality
Man Into Superman
|Parent(s)||Rhea Chaloff Ettinger|
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- Associated Press (July 26, 2011). "Cryonics pioneer Robert Ettinger dies". London: Guardian. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
- Klein, Bruce (August 13, 2004). "The Father of Cryonics, Robert C. W. Ettinger, Interview with Bruce Klein". Immortality Institute. Retrieved May 24, 2009.
- "A History of Cryonics" (PDF). Cryonics Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 7, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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