Interview: Kai Micah Mills On Pet Cryopreservation

Kai Micah Mills — high school dropout and founder of Cryopets

Emil: Do you want to quickly introduce yourself initially before we dig into what you’re doing?

Cryopets webpage

Emil: It seems to be a common path to start from longevity and then move over to cryopreservation. What made you interested in cryopreservation in the first place?

Kai: You see, there were a couple of reasons. The first reason was because a lot of people weren’t focused on this field, which was very surprising to me. There wasn’t a lot of funding so I was really trying to figure out where I could make the most impact and help out the most. Secondly, cryonics stuck out to me because it directly targets the death problem whereas, even if we solve the aging problem in our lifetimes, there are still so many more causes of death. I think it’s very important to have something in place that can really halt biology and give us more time to hopefully solve every problem in the future.

Emil: So you come from a religious background or like a spiritual background?

Emil: Before diving deep into philosophical questions, what does Cryopets actually do?

Emil: Is there anything fundamentally different between procedures for humans and animals?

Humans are bigger and more complex mammals

Emil: Are you planning to collaborate with organizations and animal hospitals or you’ll build everything from scratch?

Emil: Existing cryopreservation organizations already do offer pet cryopreservation, but in your mind, that’s the wrong way around right?

Emil: Do you already have a plan on when you would be able to cryopreserve your first pet?

In a few years, there might be cryopreservation available at your vet

Emil: So I guess you’re planning to have your cat cryopreserved as well, right?

A picture of Kai’s cat from his Twitter account

Emil: What are your next steps in the company, what’s currently top of mind?

Emil: Do you think that the biggest challenge for pet cryopreservation will be more on the science side or the marketing side?

Would you cryopreserve your furry friend?

Emil: What do you think is the strongest argument to make people decide if cryopreservation is for them or not?

Kai Micah Mills and Dr. Emil Kenziorra talking about the future of pet cryopreservation

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