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Cryonics FAQs

Cryonics - Frequently Asked Questions

Does Cryonics Work?

Cryonics "Works" if this is defined as "Preserves tissue and structure with high fidelity. As of 2017, Cryonics does not work if this is defined as "Bringing back humans or animals from liquid nitrogen temperatures." As a relevant point, Cryonics works remarkably well in preserving structure compared to any alternatives.

What happens if the power goes out?

If the power goes out at the cryonics facility there are protections to prevent you from unfreezing. The liquid nitrogen in the cryonics container (known as a Dewar) is not powered by electricity. The patients remain at -196 degrees centigrade as a natural function of liquid nitrogen.

Why wait till people are dead to cryopreserve them?

Regulatory agencies and ethical considerations require that an individual be pronounced legally, although not biologically “dead” before cryonics protocols take place. This does not mean that the brain or even the “soul” is irretrievably damaged, as evidenced by hundreds of medically documented cases.

What is cryonics?

Cryonics is a process of reducing biological damage to enable a bridge to a future advanced medical technology.

Does cryonics work?

Defined as “Does cryonics preserve cellular structure and brain pattern?” the answer is “yes.” Defined as “Do we have cryonics patients who have been resuscitated?” the answer is “not yet.

However, there are multiple proofs of concept. Cryopreserved humans who were “frozen” as eggs are walking the planet, literally thousands of them.

How do cryonics organizations pay for ongoing costs of cryopreservation?

There is a lump sum due at the time of cryopreservation. This pays for the cost of transportation, cryopreservation protocols, and also for ongoing costs of maintenance for the cryonics patient. This lump sum is normally covered with a dedicated life insurance policy.

Cryonics organizations also have membership dues, which are separate from the cost of the cryonics life insurance. There are no additional costs due once a member is in cryopreservation.

What does Cryonic Suspension cost?

The average cost of cryonic suspension is $50 to $200 per month. This is often covered by a cryonics-friendly life insurance policy enough to pay for the suspension.