What? Yesterday I told you the story of Kim Suozzi. I mentioned Cryonics there, if you didn't check out the great WaitButWhy article, this post is about the get some information and make some things clear.
First and foremost, I know this is a really controversial theme and everybody can have their own opinion on it.
Basically, cryonics means to cool a body down to a temperature where it won't rot or alter anymore (Vitrification), so it can be revived and reanimated later. In Cryonics case, later can mean a timespan from ten to thousands of years, a timespan no human can live now.
Why? Well, there are some people like Kim Suozzi which just have an incurable disease. Others, like me, know that life can be short and want to get the most out of it.
I know I probably can't visit another Planet in my lifetime. Even if Elon Musk pushes fast forward, I think it might not be possible for myself. Maybe for my children, but I won't be able to fulfil this dream anytime soon.
Cryonics could make that possible. Many voices say, it is probably the largest scam out there, but one thought always comes into my mind.
When you're cremated or buried there is definitely no chance of getting back to life. With cryonics, I can at least hope for something.
As I'm not really religious, life after death doesn't make sense to me, and I don't think there is one. So why not hope on technology?