Humans have always been fascinated with the prospect of living forever. Ancient myths about the fountain of youth have resonated with us for a very long time. So the question remains, what prompts humans to want to live forever? Are we afraid of fading into oblivion when we die? It seems as if the age old question might have an answer. Science might have figured out how to keep us living forever or how to become immortal. The key is Cryogenic freezing.
The science behind this new found possibility of immortality is Cryogenic science. Cryogenic freezing is the process of low temperature freezing for the sole purpose of preserving a corpse. This is done with the hope of re-animating the corpse. This practice has been the norm of the rich and powerful in recent years. Shortly after a person is pronounced dead, their corpse is immediately placed into a Cryogenic chamber. The reason why this process is done quickly is to prevent extensive brain damage. Brain damage will only make the re-animation process harder if not impossible.
It is expected that in the next 100 years scientists will be able to reanimate corpses. Although some sources claim that this technology will be available in the next decade. Chances are that it will in its infancy when the time comes.
How much would it cost and is it worth it?
Cryogenic freezing costs roughly $200000 with some institutions. This price is for freezing the entire body. The Neuro option which is the head only costs up to $80000. Choosing the head only or the entire body is what it ultimately comes down to. The Neuro option is the cheapest option, however when you get re-animated you will not have the rest of your body. You may be issued a bionic torso complete with limbs for you to be able to function properly. The full body option is expensive but at least you get to keep your entire physical structure, it will be like waking up from a deep sleep.
A science such as this one is difficult to deal with, especially when it comes to predicting limitations that come with it.