giz asks
Will Cryogenically Frozen People Ever Be Revived?

Corpse-freezing hasn’t exactly gone mainstream, but most people are now familiar with the concept: you lay out a ton of cash, sign some papers, and spend a couple post-death decades in a cutting-edge meat locker, calmly awaiting the conditions for your eventual revival. Over 300 cold, dead Americans – or dead, cold American brains, depending on which procedure they opted for (whole-body vs. brain-only) – can currently be found in storage facilities across the country. All of them took a gamble – one that was pretty cheap, metaphysically speaking: the worse case scenario here is just continued death. Read More >>

futurism
New Brain Preservation Technique Could Be a Path to Mind Uploading

Using a technique developed three years ago, researchers from MIT and 21st Century Medicine have shown that it’s possible to preserve the microscopic structures contained within a large mammalian brain. The breakthrough means scientists now have the means to store and study samples of the human brain over longer timescales—but the method could eventually, maybe, be used to resurrect the dead. Read More >>

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Scientists Make a Crazy Breakthrough in Cryopreserving Organs

Transplants aren’t as easy as heading to the organ bank and using your organ card to withdraw an organ from the organ ATM. It’s more like an economy where every time you needed gold, you had to wait for someone to donate or bequeath it to you. Today, the line for gold is almost 80,000 people long. Read More >>

year in review
The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2016

Another year has passed, which means we’re another step closer to the tomorrow of our dreams. Here are the most futuristic developments of 2016. Read More >>

science
Generation Cryo: Fighting Death in the Frozen Unknown

In a vat of liquid nitrogen on storage platform 17, the youngest person ever to be put into cryogenic storage has been waiting for the future for one year and eight months Read More >>

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Brain Preservation Breakthrough Could Usher in a New Era in Cryonics

Researchers from 21st Century Medicine have developed a new technique to allow long term storage of a near-perfect mammalian brain. It’s a breakthrough that could have serious implications for cryonics, and the futuristic prospect of bringing the frozen dead back to life. Read More >>

watch this
Meet the Guys Who Store Humans at Freezing Temperatures for the Future

We Will Live Again is a fascinating documentary on the Cryonics Institute, the place where 99 dead human bodies are stored at freezing temperatures in hopes that they'll be able to be revived and live again in another life. It's crazy and bizarre and eerie in all the right ways. Read More >>

giz explains
Why Freezing Yourself is a Terrible Way to Achieve Immortality

What happens after we die? It's a question that has plagued the human mind since we first developed the concept of "death." The search for an answer—and, more importantly, a means of circumventing its effects—has incited organised religion and served to shape one of the foundations of human culture. Read More >>

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Scientists Revive Moss That Was Encased in Ice for 1,500 Years

Cryonics enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that scientists have demonstrated the ability to revive frozen life not just after a couple years or even a couple of decades. They can bring something back to life that's been frozen for fifteen centuries. The previous record was just 20 years. Read More >>