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Robert Ettinger

American academic, trans humanist and cryonics proponent

Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger (December 4, 1918[1] – July 23, 2011[2]) was an American academic. He was known as "the father of cryonics" because of the impact of his 1962 book The Prospect of Immortality.[3][4]

Robert Ettinger
Robert Ettinger Soldier WWII.jpg
Photo of Ettinger taken in the 1940s.
Born
Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger

(1918-12-04)December 4, 1918
DiedJuly 23, 2011(2011-07-23) (aged 92)
Resting placePatient at the Cryonics Institute
NationalityAmerican
EducationTeacher for physics and mathematics
Alma materWayne State University
OrganizationCryonics Institute, Immortalist Society
Known forstarting the idea of cryonics
Notable work
The Penultimate Trump
The Prospect of Immortality
Man Into Superman
Youniverse
ChildrenDavid (1951)
Shelley (1954)
Parent(s)Rhea Chaloff Ettinger

Ettinger founded the Cryonics Institute[5] and the related Immortalist Society and until 2003.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Robert Ettinger". Cryonics Institute. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. Associated Press (July 26, 2011). "Cryonics pioneer Robert Ettinger dies". London: Guardian. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  3. Klein, Bruce (August 13, 2004). "The Father of Cryonics, Robert C. W. Ettinger, Interview with Bruce Klein". Immortality Institute. Retrieved May 24, 2009.
  4. "A History of Cryonics" (PDF). Cryonics Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 7, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. "Articles of Incorporation of the Cryonics Institute". Cryonics Institute. April 28, 1976. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)