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Cryonics

  1. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image89
    AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 6 years ago

    Have you considered cryo-preservation?

    Rather than invite a torrent of ill-informed comments about this issue, the FAQ section at the Cryonics Institute's website will clear up most issues relating to cryonics.  Find this here: http://www.cryonics.org/prod.html

    People tend to imagine cryonics is expensive, which simply isn't true.  They also tend to dismiss it because it doesn't work yet - which isn't entirely true either, as feotuses and living cells are regularly reanimated from cryo-preservation.

    How about looking at cryonics this way - if it offers even a slim chance of reanimation (with the aid of future nano-medicines to ensure repair of all tissues) isn't investing in that possibility worthy of your consideration?

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Adelle:
      No!
      I don't think we'll survive as a species long enuf to be able to learn how to repair cellular tissue at the level of magnitude that would be required to reanimate a human.
      I wouldn't want to be reanimated in a worn out body and with a brain that at death was at the end of its usefullness.
      Even if a 'new" young head could be "attached," it wouldn't be my brain, memories and /or intelligence.
      I think cryogenics is a farce.
      Qwark  smile:

      1. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image89
        AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this




        Would you reject a heart transplant, for eg., because the replacement wasn't "yours"?

        Research in age-reversal sciences and understanding DNA is unfolding right now.  People like Ray Kurzweil and Aubrey de Grey are the most well-known names linked to these emerging sciences.  Science evolves exponentially, so who knows where the future will take us.

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Adele;
          "Apples and oranges!"
          I agree with this:
          "Science evolves exponentially, so who knows where the future will take us."
          Qwark

    2. Shahid Bukhari profile image61
      Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They will have to invent a container, to capture the Soul.

  2. RDSPhD profile image60
    RDSPhDposted 6 years ago

    It is in fact quite probable that we could achieve it (or have we already ?), but even if, the public will never know (it's one of these many science projects where results are forbidden to publish in public) at least not for many decades.
    This is because if people start freezing themselves to live longer there will be huge number of abuses of this technology, I mean who wouldn't want to "go to the future" ? Also how would one decide who gets to do it ?

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      PhD:
      I can't say I'd like to return to the future I envision.
      This pessimist see's a tough one.
      Qwark

      1. RDSPhD profile image60
        RDSPhDposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Haha so 1 person less for the future-trip wink only 6.7-6.9 billion left tongue

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Damn PhD, you figgered that one out fast...lol
          Is there a formula/equation that coincides with that answer...lol  smile:
          Qwark

          1. RDSPhD profile image60
            RDSPhDposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hahaha I'm a genius wink see:
            the secret is that you (1) compared to the rest of humanity (6900000000)- that's so small of a fraction (1,44927536 E-10), it's negligible (only mathematically speaking of course! xD) therefore the math's quite easy wink can I get a Nobel prize for that ? Oh no wait, there's no Nobel prize for maths (while Physiology or Medicine, Physics and Chemistry dooo have one (oh and literature and peace - why the heck?) Muahaha xD

            Nah o.k. now serious! I think that's quite depressing if you look at it that way :S ?!

            1. qwark profile image61
              qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              PhD I memorized it!  smile:
              I know it's depressing...that's why I'm referred to in the forums as Mr Doom and gloom! The nadir of pessimism!
              Straighten these skeptics out will ya...smile:
              Qwark

              1. RDSPhD profile image60
                RDSPhDposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                hahaha why is that? Don't you look at the bright side of life ? C'mon, maybe we all live in a/the "Matrix" tongue

                1. qwark profile image61
                  qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  PhD:
                  Oh sure, but as a student of life, the rise of "man" has been amazing but disgustingly bloody.
                  We humans are a "complex" form of life which has just appeared and functioning without coordination as is expected of the infant it is.
                  Evolution takes a very slow and tortuous route when working with such as us.
                  I view the next 100 yrs very pessimistically.
                  We have gained an ability to harm all extant life.
                  We, as a "semi-conscious" species, are so "fragmented" by abject ignorance that the possiblity of coming together, in concert, to ensure the viablity of humanity does not exist.

                  My life is and has been wonderful. I hope it will continue for a few more years and that my son and grandkids will not be robbed of theirs.

                  Maybe W'ell continue on in a dimension of the "M" theory. lol

                  Qwark   smile:

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                    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    smile hey you!

                  2. RDSPhD profile image60
                    RDSPhDposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Hey qwark! Sorry for my late answer wink

                    Well yes that certainly is true but is a part of evolution, it's quite unbelievable that this rivalry has stopped at least a bit wink Who knows what happens when suddenly survivor of the fittest is on again because food sources or other needed goods are depleted ?
                    Oh you're also right about the next 100 yrs somehow the probability that we will be the cause for our own termination/destruction is rising every year. Again quite unbelievable but here's good old evolution all over again xD We'd rather die than living all together in peace and harmony (which isn't possible with the 6.9 billions humans currently living on the planet, that's just too much for our planet to handle, sooner or later mass mortality will be increased when suddenly everyone is fighting for survival again. Or how would you explain that all Great Power nations stock up their weapons pile in secret, while pretending to disarm (this is of course a great publicity, and a great way to recycle precious material from old weapons to use it in new deadlier weapons wink)

                    Oh hell yeah, there are so many dimensions (not to mention the endless parallel-dimensions), which one do you prefer ? xD

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    ice cubes galore!  Already stocking up! lol

    1. wilderness profile image93
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They are not called ice cubes - that is insensitive and not very PC.  sad  The correct terminology is "corpsickles".  It takes a pretty big tongue to do one justice.  lol

      1. dear addict profile image59
        dear addictposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol  lol  lol  cool

      2. AdeleCosgroveBray profile image89
        AdeleCosgroveBrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this





        If either of you had read the recommended FAQs, you'd know that cryo patients are not preserved in ice....  Tsk tsk!  smile

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          roll

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    lol

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure I want to consider anything for eternity that starts with cry hmm:

 
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