The definitions of death change over time as medical understanding and technology improve. Someone who would’ve been declared dead decades ago may still have a chance today. Death used to be when a person’s heart stopped, then when their heart couldn’t be restarted, and is now being extended further.
“At the point where the current legal and medical system gives up on a patient, they aren’t really dead.”
“The concept of cryonics is optimistic…many leading experts on nanotechnology anticipate that it will make it possible to reanimate cryonics patients.”
“I hope you’ll do it [cryonics] the same way I’d hope you’d take a shot with an experimental drug if you were sick and it were the one chance you had. Because it’s worth a try.”
“Cryonics is an experiment. So far the control group isn’t doing very well. ”
“I expect that more people have died while cryocrastinating than have actually been cryopreserved. If you’ve already decided this is a good idea, but you “haven’t gotten around to it”, sign up for cryonics NOW.”
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“I wish it were possible…to invent a method of embalming drowned persons, in such a manner that they might be recalled to life at any period, however distant; for having a very ardent desire to see and observe the state of America a hundred years hence, I should prefer to an ordinary death, the being immersed in a cask of Madeira wine, with a few friends, until that time, then to be recalled to life by the solar warmth of my dear country. But since, in all probability, we live in an age too early, and too near the infancy of science, to see such an art brought in our time to its perfection…”