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Old 04-27-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: kansas city
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With the human race getting smarter year after year, i would think something like this would be in the works ( or already developed behind closed doors). Or is it still crazy to think such a thing could exsist? Ive always had this deep thought that maybe all the famous people who were so called reported 'dead" actually went into some private island. Or some type of preservation state where they could be alive for the next generation or two or maybe forever. i have random thoughts but if this were true i would defenitley take part in it knowing i could comeback 200 years later.
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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People are being frozen right now, in hopes that someday the technology will exist to bring them back to life. It's expensive. And, IMNSHO, a scam.

Will it ever be possible? I'd never say never, but it seems like a real long shot to me.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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Hey, if you can afford it and you know you're going to die anyway why not?

When Human Beings have the attitude of "it's crazy and it's a scam" ......

Just imagine what it would be like if this attitude had been pervasive throughout history...
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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It's probably 100 years off yet but I believe it will one day be possible. Never listen to anyone who says "I can't" or "it can't be done" ... pushing the boundaries is the reason for being alive...
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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People are being frozen right now, in hopes that someday the technology will exist to bring them back to life. It's expensive. And, IMNSHO, a scam.

Will it ever be possible? I'd never say never, but it seems like a real long shot to me.
Please pardon my ignorance in regards to this, but isn't it already possible to successfully cryogenically preserve and then revive human sperm? If so, then couldn't this indicate that cryogenically preserved human beings can eventually be successfully revived as well?
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Happyville, North Carolina
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Please pardon my ignorance in regards to this, but isn't it already possible to successfully cryogenically preserve and then revive human sperm? If so, then couldn't this indicate that cryogenically preserved human beings can eventually be successfully revived as well?
Just because it can be done, doesnt mean it should be done.
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Please pardon my ignorance in regards to this, but isn't it already possible to successfully cryogenically preserve and then revive human sperm? If so, then couldn't this indicate that cryogenically preserved human beings can eventually be successfully revived as well?
The sperm are alive when frozen. AFAIK, no one has chosen to be frozen before death. There's a lot involved in the death process. Once it's well begun, it is not easy to stop or even reverse it.

A spermatozoan is one cell. Not all of them survive the freezing process. A fully-developed human being has 37 trillion cells, according to the latest estimate. There are 37.2 Trillion Cells in Your Body | Smart News | Smithsonian

This estimate does not include your microbial biome, mostly in your digestive tract, which is necessary for you to function. I don't know that anyone has even tried to estimate how many of which kinds of cells must survive in order for an individual to be revived following death, but it is bound to be a very large number. And keep in mind, in order for it to be recognizably "you" who has been revived, a very high proportion of your brain cells must be revived without damage. If you've ever been so unfortunate to love a person who has had alzheimer's or a stroke, then you know what I am talking about.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:37 AM
 
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It may not be probable, but it is certainly possible. As others have already said, there are hundreds, if not thousands of people who have already frozen themselves (or parts of themselves at least).
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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Technically the field you are speaking of is called cyronics and it is very real. Alcor Life Extension Foundation is a leader in this field, with many members "paying" for a big portion of the preservation fees by designating Alcor as the beneficiary of life insurance. They have over 130 preserved "patients" and over 1,000 living members.

If I become a member one day I'll definitely go for the full body preservation, I can't believe some people go for the head only preservation.

Alcor: FAQ - Basic
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