posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:38 AM
I'm calling bovine dejecta on this one. It has all the hallmarks of a classical urban legend. Well-known celebrity, bizarre technology, macabre
situation, horrifying mistreatment of remains...
AFAIK, all cryogenically preserved humans are just heads. Saves space, I guess. You can cram in what? -- 5-6 heads where you'd only get one
I doubt whether the heads are just kept in the freezer. They'd be contained in airtight containers, in order to avoid them from getting
"freeze-dried" (A/K/A "freezer burn). In freezers, especially frost-free ones, there is a slight vacuum that prevents frost from precipitating
onto surfaces. However, that slight vacuum causes the ice in frozen items to slowly vaporize into water vapor. Over time, all the water
"evaporates", leaving the item dried out. Not good, if you want to thaw it out some day and hope it will work. So they'd have to keep the heads
in an airtight container to avoid freezer burn.
As for the whole technology, it's probably a crock anyway. By the time the person is known to be dead, his brain will have started to die from lack
of oxygen. After all, that's how we define death, as brain death. Either they freeze the head when it's still working (he's still alive), or the
guy's dead for real and his brain is gone. Even if they go for doing it when he's alive, I can't imagine they are able to decapitate him and get
the head frozen in time to save the brain.
Finally, there is almost zero chance that they'd use cat food cans for pedestals for the heads. Either they wouldn't use anything, or they'd use
something a bit more aesthetic. Like plastic stands made for the purpose. I can't imagine letting a cat run around in there, but who knows?