Would You Like To Be Cryogenically Preserved (Frozen!) Upon Your Death?

Would You Like to Be Cryogenically Preserved (Frozen!) Upon Your Death?

Oh boy! Only if I die before the age of 60. I mean if I die at the age of 75 or 80 I don’t see the point of freezing my body in the hopes that medical science advances to such a stage 50 to a 1000 years later that they can unfreeze a body and bring it back to life. Imagine getting to see the future, hopefully a much better and fantastic world, but being too old to really appreciate it!

This possibility, possibly impressed upon my mind by a few scifi movies, is an interesting concept. Especially if you have a disease or condition for which there is no cure. Imagine you get to go into the deep freeze and how many ever years later, they thaw you out and you wake up and the doctors say that they have a cure, so get ready to be free of this disease or condition and you can now live an awesome life in, what is for you, a better future.

I’ve had this semi-dream once, I think probably around 2003 or maybe even earlier about being frozen in a lab accidentally with my dog, Shawny, and they can’t unfreeze us. 3000 years later we are “discovered” by a team of people who are searching archives from earth and they unfreeze me and my dog and take care of us. I am told that the earth has been abandoned over 2000 years ago and humanity now lives on several planets far away and also on bioships in relative luxury and travel the stars. Although I am sad that none of my family & friends are alive to be with me, I am also happy to get a chance to be with this group of people and be part of them while getting to explore the universe and also glad that I have my dog with me.

Prompt from Over 1,000 Writing Prompts for Students at The New York Times Learning Network

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