Life extension is a fast-growing area in the medical field, and many people, including tech billionaires, are looking to invest money in longevity.
The process of signing up, although not complicated, involves a generous amount of paperwork. All this is to ensure that the person being cryopreserved is protected from potential legal and financial challenges, and their cryopreservation from being disrupted.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ spread great joy amongst his disciples, underlining the value ascribed to life. Stretching this to modern times, cryonics seeks to achieve just this, i.e., life extension.
Should individuals be allowed the right to die in order to live again? If so, what are the ethical considerations surrounding it? The arguments spread far and wide through self-determination, religion, profession and uncertainty of cryonics.
Cryopreservation aims to reanimate the deceased. To ensure that they have something to return to, effective estate planning is crucial.
If you’re interested in having your body or brain preserved after death, you need to be aware of the options available to you. Few countries actually have local cryonics companies, and many nations have laws that make cryopreservation after death complex.
After deciding to sign-up for cryopreservation, there are a few things that one has to get past. From choosing the type of cryopreservation, all the way to becoming a part of the cryonics community.
Torpor has many advantages and, at a cellular level, humans can still go through torpor but cryonics can help us induce it, when needed.
One of the biggest debates in the world of cryonics is whether a full body needs to be preserved or if “head only” preservation is enough. The numerous connections between the brain and the body make the answer complicated.
There are many ethical implications of cryogenic preservation, most without simple answers. One of the biggest is the issue of accessibility and distributive justice. Should cryonics be available to everybody? And if so, how can we make this possible?
Cryonics has a long, rich history. Read this article to be transported 50 years back in time to the early days of cryonics and to see how it has evolved throughout the years.
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