Not wanting to take @swimfeeders’s thread off-topic, but have you (would you) consider cryonics?
It is basically where when you die your body is frozen using a special technique (to help preserve your cells) and then when the technology exists, to bring you back to life… but not in the state that you died, with all your ailments fixed (so basically, the younger, healthier version of you )
I think they would get a lot more people doing it if people could simply pay for it via their Wills/Estate, but as of now you have to pre-pay for it (about £100K) or with a special type of life-assurance, which obviously isn’t possible for everyone.
I would do it if I could pay for it out of my belongings/estate - would any of you?
No … probably because I’d consider the way the world is going and wondering exactly what I’d be coming back to.
And if , in the remote event that over population, or our consummate capacity to produce rubbish mountains, or our over exploitation of natural resources or capacity for warmongering or difficulties to overcome from global climate change do not make the earth an uninhabitable barren husk to live on … I would be faced with the advance of technology.
No thanks. I wouldn’t fancy becoming an anachronistic specimen.
Of much more value would be to have a decent lifespan free from disease or pain or any of the current limitations associated with old age and wear and tear of the body or mind that can blight the latter years of so many peoples lives.
No, not for me. Think of all the years of catching up to be done, how our world has changed, mentally it would be challenging.
Besides, to inflict myself twice in a lifetime on others, well…I’d better stick to just the once.
What world do you think you are going to come back to?
We have almost reached the point of no return when it comes to the destuction of the planet by our continued used of fossil fuels and the production of greenhouse gases, another 11 years should see that happen, add increasing over population, pollution on a global scale, it can only be a matter of time before we have major wars over dwindling resources particularly water, so I think I would prefer not to be frozen thanks.
What if you died at a very old age, what would you come back to?
It would scare the life out of me because it’s not a natural process, it’s science messing with a human life after death…they are wonderful at keeping people alive for much longer whilst we’re alive…
I can’t imagine how they would freeze a Spirit of a person after death when imo it leaves the body.,each to their own though, I can only answer this question from my own perspective.
No way would I trust a human, imo it’s all about the money, one guy I read has been frozen some time back…he’s still frozen apparently…
Sorry, but no. I wouldn’t want to be at the mercy of whoever is responsible for bringing me back to life. There could be no guarantee that our frozen bodies wouldn’t fall into the wrong hands, through war or terrorism. We could be brought back to life to be used for whatever purposes our captors may have for us. So no, I’m not going to take that chance
@AZZ , Miniaturisation of what ?
What’s the point of that?
The best thing for the planet would be where all humans only had a “virtual”
Even more intriguing, are we allready living a “virtual existence” ??