Coming back to life
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 7:00p.m.
They call it cryonics - a "speculative" life support technology. The science of using ultra-cold temperatures to preserve human bodies with the intention of re-animating when - and if - the technology of the future allows it.
It's been made fun of in popular culture, it still is the stuff of fantasy, but one day, who knows?
A Northland man is among those taking the bet that advances in medical science will one day be able to bring him back to life.
Karen McCarthy met Deck Hazen.
Watch the video to see Deck’s story.
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14/08/2012 8:11:03 p.m.
If you are dead and buried you have nothing to gain but if you are cryopreserved you have nothing to lose. Its that simple. To Key, We have a precedence for that. When someone who dies on the hospital table comes back we don't say where's your soul or wellcome to hell when we bring them back. I suspect it will be the same for cryonics. So theres no need to fear the unknown!
26/07/2012 6:58:54 p.m.
Marta Sandberg wrote:
What a brave choice. What a brave man. Why don't we join him in a brave new future?
25/07/2012 7:32:35 p.m.
I believe this is possible BUT imagine if there is a soul , spirit or some sort of after/next life, you might end up in some torturous hell reality ?
24/07/2012 8:31:22 p.m.
Two thumbs up for standing up and letting us kiwi's know that someone in this country has given cyronics some serious thought.
I hope to see the day when post death preservation becomes the norm, not some rarely taken option.
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