Tuesday, May 23

The Riverrun Series: The First Line of Cryonic Suspension Devices from the MILE Foundation

The Manifest Infinity Life Extension Foundation has announced its first 'new' line of cryonic suspension devices under the auspices of 2007 Riverrun Model Series Line.

They will be:

Apeiron (a luxury line full body suspension device)

Yeti (a standard line full body suspension device)

Soporia (a luxury line neurosuspension/vitrification device)

Muskeg (a standard line neurosuspension/vitrification device)

Pococurante (a luxury line cell/gamete preservation device)

Siesta (a standard line cell/gamete preservation device)

There have been no images yet from the Riverrun Project within the MILE Foundation, but they are going to be priced to sell cryonic suspension devices. Riverrun is of course the first word from James Joyce's enigmatic novel "Finnegan's Wake".

The Riverrun Project has been a secret project within the MILE Foundation without much information available to be shared by those who have left the foundation within the last few years. Various members of the Meme-Rider Media Team have talked privately about helping to design some of the products, but suggested that the works were going to be available as artworks and not lines of cryonic multiples available for mass consumption.

The devices will be traditionally designed cryonic dewers, with fiberglass bodies designed at the MILE Foundation Riverrun Laboratories in Portland, Oregon.

The line was announced Tuesday the 23rd of May via the internet by Bert Colbert of the MILE Foundation during an online interview with Maxim journalist Aeshied Jamouque for an issue about retro-future trends, fads and fashions. Look for that issue of Maxim late next year.

Back to the Retro-Future: A Message From Benjamin Franklin, Steampunk

London, April 1773.

To Jacques Dubourg.

Your observations on the causes of death, and the experiments which you propose for recalling to life those who appear to be killed by lightning, demonstrate equally your sagacity and your humanity. It appears that the doctrine of life and death in general is yet but little understood...

I wish it were possible... to invent a method of embalming drowned persons, in such a manner that they might be recalled to life at any period, however distant; for having a very ardent desire to see and observe the state of America a hundred years hence, I should prefer to an ordinary death, being immersed with a few friends in a cask of Madeira, until that time, then to be recalled to life by the solar warmth of my dear country! But... in all probability, we live in a century too little advanced, and too near the infancy of science, to see such an art brought in our time to its perfection...

I am, etc.