The story of cryonic preservation and the modern mummy

What if you fell asleep and woke up to find that you had somehow slept for hundreds of years? Everything around you has changed, maybe you’re not on Earth, you’re on another planet in a galaxy hundreds of light years away? If you can see that your age has not increased a bit since you fell asleep! Doesn’t that sound like science fiction?

Picture-1: Hyper Slip (Science Fiction)
Picture-1: Hyper Slip (Science Fiction)

Yes, in fiction it is known as cryogenic-slip, hyper-slip, or delta-slip. No, we have not yet been able to take ourselves to the heights of science. But as far as I’ve been able to go, it’s called cryonic preservation.

The difference is that after cryogenic preservation, you will be more likely to wake up again, as it is more like hibernation. But it’s a little sad to hear, but the truth is, in the case of cryonic-preservation, you don’t get that assurance right now. Which means it’s about to be the most delusional time of the year, as well as the most delusional.

Interestingly, as of July 22, 2017, more than 138 people have preserved their bodies through cryonic preservation. And in all cases, the government has not allowed the body to preserve the cryonic, so many have done it again without the permission of the law. Their number is unknown. In addition, 984 people have already registered to preserve their bodies after death.

Picture-2: List of people kept in cryonic preservation (short).

Cryonic preservation

Since the cryonic conservation system cannot wake you up for the time being, the state does not generally allow it to be practiced by healthy and living people. However, if someone wants to save their body after dying of cancer, being very ill or dying in some other way, they can resort to this system. For example, a 14-year-old girl with cancer in England has recently been sentenced by a court to preserve her body through cryonic preservation. The girl wrote a letter to George, saying,

“I think being cryo-preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up, even in hundreds of years’ time. I don’t want to be buried underground … I want to live and live longer and I think that in the future they might find a cure for my cancer and wake me up.”

“Even after a hundred years, I think through cryo-preservation I will have a chance to recover and wake up once more. I don’t want to be buried… I want to live, I want to live many, many days, and I hope in the future they will find a way to cure my cancer and maybe wake me up. ”

The key to cryonic preservation and the rationale behind it

It is actually a modern day mummy. In the days of the Egyptian pyramids, kings and nobles sought to preserve their bodies for the afterlife. The difference here, however, is that the person who will be kept under cryonic preservation, emphasizes that most of the body’s tissues are not damaged, but intact, so that in the future, if medical science improves and the body’s cells are not damaged so much. The heartbeat can be started again and it will be possible to revive him.

The idea is unfounded, but so far the rabbit’s kidneys have been successfully re-used after cryopreservation. Nematode worms, and some insects have also found new life.

And in the case of humans or large animals, the whole body cannot be revived after preservation in this way, but various human organs such as fetal sacs, sperm, steam cells, uterine tissues, embryos, ovaries, testicular tissues, etc. are kept in cryo-preservation. It has been successfully re-assembled to make it work. Therefore, it is hoped that with the development of medical science in the future, it will be possible to revive people at some point.

Picture-3: Modern cryonic chamber.

How cryopreservation is done

Since there is no government approval for the living, the body is kept in ice for a while as soon as it dies, and artificial blood is circulated through the body to keep the limbs healthy, then blood and other aqueous parts are removed from the body for cryopreservation as much as possible. Yes, then the medical grade anti-freeze solution used to preserve the organs instead of the blood and water part is injected into the body so that the dead body can be cooled later but no crystals can be formed inside the cells, because the crystals destroy the body cells. Becomes. A medical surgeon then opens part of the chest and draws blood from the main blood vessels, where medical grade anti-freeze solution is injected in the same way. When all the blood vessels in the body of the deceased are filled with sufficient anti-freeze solution, Initially, the dead body temperature is brought down to below 8.5 Cell C using dry ice (dry carbon-di-oxide), then the process of cooling the body using liquid nitrogen begins. And every hour the body temperature is reduced by one degree Celsius and thus after about two weeks the body temperature is brought down to -196 degree Celsius and at this temperature the body is kept in a cylinder-like chamber.

Picture-4: Body preserved in Elker Cryolab.

Where cryopreservation can be done

You can save yourself at a number of places, including the Alcor Facility in Arizona, California, CryoBank, CryoBank International. Elker Labs will cost $ 200,000 to preserve the whole body and ৮ 60,000 to preserve the brain alone. The cost in the Cryonics Institute lab is low; The whole body is like $ 26,000. A proposal to build the world’s second-largest cryonic facility in Holbrook, USA, was also recently approved.

Since most of the cells in your body will not be destroyed as a result of preserving the body in this way after death, if there is ever a way to revitalize the body in the future, it may be possible to revive you.

NoteNASA has recently shown interest in research into how to keep people in hibernation for their space missions. And work is underway on a project on how to keep the sailors in hibernation for 14 days.


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