Motherboard recently did a 20 min video on cryonics and I thought I’d repost it so that we can all check it out and ponder not only the issue of cryonics itself but also the way it is often represented in popular media.
Synopsis: What if we could use technology to cheat death? It’s an idea that seems like science fiction, but for a small group of people known as cryonicists, the hope of one day being able to successfully freeze and re-animate a person after death remains something worth fighting for.
In Frozen Faith, Motherboard explores the world of cryonics, and meets the people who embrace the notion that one day technology will become sophisticated enough that we can actually cheat death.
Is this modernity’s antidote to death or just pseudo-science, inspired by sci-fi?