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Originally posted by Nventual
So you can get freezed now, and then you can ask to be unfreezed when they find a way to unfreeze people? I wouldn't mind doing that when I'm old.
Does it hurt getting freezed though? Or would they put you asleep first?
God, could you imagine looking at life as you'd last see it, even though you havn't died?
Alcor Life Extension Foundation
The Alcor Life Extension Foundation is the world leader in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics technology. Cryonics is the science of using ultra-cold temperature to preserve human life with the intent of restoring good health when technology becomes available to do so. Alcor is a non-profit organization located in Scottsdale, Arizona, founded in 1972.
What Cryonics Is
Cryonics is a speculative life support technology that seeks to preserve human life in a state that will be viable and treatable by future medicine. It is expected that future medicine will include mature nanotechnology, and the ability to heal at the cellular and molecular levels.
Originally posted by Lillo
But, will you be the realy "yourself"?
Dying is a process, not an event. The purpose of cryonics is to intercept and stop this dying process within the window of time that it may be reversible in the future. The first few minutes of clinical death are certainly reversible, even today. There are good reasons to believe that this window will extend further in the future. That is why cryonics is sometimes implemented even long after the heart stops. Cryonics is not a belief that the dead can be revived. Cryonics is a belief that no one is really dead until their mind is destroyed, and that low temperatures can prevent this destruction.
Doctors Claim Suspended Animation Success
LONDON: Researchers are testing potentially life-saving techniques for keeping humans in a state of suspended animation while surgeons repair their wounds.
In tests, they reduced the body temperature of injured pigs from 37C to 10C before operating on them and then reviving them...A surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Hasan Alam, has tested the technique about 200 times on pigs, with a 90 per cent success rate.
First he anaesthetises the animal, then cuts a major vein and artery in its abdomen to simulate multiple gunshots to a person's chest and abdomen.As the pig rapidly loses about half its blood and enters a state of shock, Dr Alam drains its blood and stores it before pumping chilled organ preservation fluid into its system.
The animal's body temperature falls to about 10C until it is in a state of "profound hypothermia" and has no pulse and no electrical activity in its brain.But after the blood stored earlier is warmed and pumped back into the pig's body its heart starts beating again and it comes back to life.