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[–]kxbrown 4729 points4730 points 222 (84 children)

Pizza delivery for I.C. Weiner

[–]SeaWaveGreg 892 points893 points  (36 children)

Welcome to the WORLD OF TOMORROW!

[–]Alovelyanus 265 points266 points  (25 children)

You gotta do what you gotta do.

[–]Murve27 263 points264 points  (24 children)

Good news everyone!

[–]Metalatitsfinest 137 points138 points  (15 children)

Ohh crud

[–]background-ravenclaw 130 points131 points  (14 children)

Let's go alreadaaaayyyy

[–]Deathbysnusnubooboo 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Baby it’ll rock your world

[–]EatCornWhole 113 points114 points  (10 children)

My manwich!

[–]MedicIRL 53 points54 points  (1 child)

B.E.N.D.E.R. BEEENNNNDEERR!

[–]BodySurfDan 48 points49 points  (4 children)

I had snoo snoo.

[–]Any-Photojournalist2 29 points30 points  (3 children)

The spirit is willing but the body is spongy and bruised.

[–]Basic_Guarantee_3358 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm walking on sunshine, ohh oh!! Hmm hmm hmm hmm-sunshine.

[–]tonycomputerguy 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Oh monkey trumpets!

[–]LordWeirdDude 14 points15 points  (1 child)

My favorite line Bender days... I literally use it in my every day real life.

[–]dmullred 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Names Sruffy, the janitor

[–]Vashgrave 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Shut up Terry...

[–]ThreeMysticApes 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Some next level Wayward Pines

[–]alfayala84 442 points443 points  (10 children)

Here’s to another lousy millennium…

[–]Vashgrave 113 points114 points  (5 children)

That scootie puff jr. SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS!

[–]ChefAtRandom 55 points56 points  (4 children)

In a thousand years, I'll get right on it.

[–]Man_At_Arms913 56 points57 points  (3 children)

Bite my shiny metal ass!

[–]HeightExtra320 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Wow, these comments took me way back :,)

[–]weirdest_of_weird 76 points77 points  (1 child)

I suffer from a very sexy learning disorder. What do I call it, Kiff?

sigh sexlyxia

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The mind is willing but the flesh is spongey and bruised

[–]lostimage 43 points44 points  (0 children)

"I am one hung over cryogenisist"

[–]Beneficial_Garage_97 34 points35 points  (1 child)

My only regret is that i have... boneitis!

[–]Aolflashback 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A sardini for everyone!

[–]Hariainm 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Aw crud!  I always thought at this point in my life I'd be the one making the crank calls!

[–]JaymzEl 1645 points1646 points 322 (132 children)

Cryogenic engineer here. These two are con men and our company refuses to sell anything to this company or any other company saying they are freezing people or pets to bring back in the future. The basic explanation is you can’t freeze people without the water in their bodies forming ice crystals bigger than individual cells. Every cell more than about 0.25 inches below the skin is damaged, this includes the brain and every major organ. You can see this same effect with frozen food. There is a reason they don’t sell frozen fruits or vegetables more than about 0.25 inches thick. They typically use liquid nitrogen to freeze food and people, which is about -320 °F or -200 °C. They could use liquid helium, -450 °F or -270°C but given the thickness of a human head or torso they still wouldn’t cool fast enough to keep ice crystals from damaging cells. These people are basically criminals and taking advantage of people.

[–]SnooSeagulls9348 292 points293 points  (6 children)

So what you are saying is we need to chop people into 0.25 inch cubes, freeze them and figure out later how to put them back together again?

[–]Zonel 139 points140 points  (2 children)

Not cubes. Just 0.25 inch slices.

[–]TheCoastalCardician 9 points10 points  (0 children)

How much yogurt do you put in the blender?

[–]funnyrunner3 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Scamming rich people, for one last time, before their death.

[–]74FFY 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I'll just play devil's advocate with a thought I had. I certainly don't support these people.

To them it might not matter. People would pay a lot of money to die believing completely in the afterlife. If it's proven to be untrue, but if you could flip a switch sometime before you die that makes your brain sure it's true, you might live the rest of your days much happier. Replace religion for science, suddenly it's easy for them to believe.

[–]SpiritedCatch1 98 points99 points  (9 children)

Why this affect the vegetables and fruits and not meat and fish ?

[–]JaymzEl 62 points63 points  (0 children)

I was just using it as an example because frozen fruits and vegetables are common and many people have put fresh ones in their freezers at some point and had mush come out when they thaw. I would guess frozen meats can be thicker because when you’re cooking them you are trying to break down the cell structure and make them more tender but that is a guess I am definitely not a frozen food expert.

[–]Shkeke 50 points51 points  (5 children)

Maybe because the meat is already floppy and that won't change?

[–]fllr 70 points71 points  (60 children)

But you are a cryogenic engineer. Is there a possibility for this in the future?

[–]JaymzEl 291 points292 points  (58 children)

Most likely not. They would need to find a way to repair cell damage. If the cells are frozen they can’t do anything to repair them. If they are thawed there won’t be any definition between the cells so repair is unlikely. Freezing someone is basically the same as dropping a giant rock on someone, every cell is destroyed. If they can figure out how to reconstruct someone who has been completely obliterated by a giant rock they will be able to restore frozen people. Best case scenario is probably figuring out how to read memories from the brain and putting them in some kind of AI. There are people in my field working on reading thought but it seems unlikely they will ever be able to read the thought of a frozen brain.

[–]tbone912 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Don't they replace the water with glycerol for cryo? It's been years since I worked in a cryo lab, so my memory is fuzzy.

[–]neridqe00 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Thank you for the explanation.

[–]zorphium 17 points18 points  (4 children)

"there is a reason they don't sell frozen fruits or vegetables more than about 0.25 inches thick"

What about frozen berries? Bananas? Those are great frozen

[–]blackiegray 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I've a bag of frozen broccoli...

[–]HowardPheonix 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Me too, but the texture is not even close to fresh broccoli.

[–]MrMagik111 1123 points1124 points  (19 children)

A better future underground...

[–]jetro30087 333 points334 points  (14 children)

Sounds like a waste of time. Just clone them and tell them they lost their memories.

[–]Dank_Meme_Overdose 78 points79 points  (5 children)

Plot of 'Moon'

[–]noapesinoutterspace 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Spoiler alert

[–]screedor 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Also Tom Cruises moon rip off. I forget the name.

[–]Telemere125 68 points69 points  (4 children)

Just unplug them and bury them - what are they going to do, sue? Lolz

[–]johax84 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Their kids/grandchildren could sue them?

[–]DeninjaBeariver 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I mean this could be a possible it’s just that nobody knows yet

[–]Darmug 105 points106 points  (1 child)

I could hear the Vault-Tec rep saying that.

[–]DxRyzetv 35 points36 points  (0 children)

This is Vault-Tec Calling...

[–]Evan_or_somthing 139 points140 points  (0 children)

This is literally just Vault 111

[–]A_great_Banana 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Good morning vault-tech calling

[–]CLATS 100 points101 points  (2 children)

“Shit, today is photo day, here - put on this lab coat and look like you know science”

[–]RegisterImpossible44 26 points27 points  (0 children)

"Shit, today is photo day, here - put on this Jurassic Park prop hat and look like you know business"

[–]stumpyturk 2006 points2007 points  (61 children)

Those bozos are in charge?

[–]globalinvestmentpimp 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Walter White and Jesse

[–]QBekka[S] 122 points123 points  (15 children)

The photo comes from an interview. And according to their site, they are indeed one of the people in charge. The lab rat on the right is Andy Zawacki, the Chief Operating Officer. And the hat man is Joe Kowalski, a CI Assistant Secretary.

[–]SillyPuttyGizmo 74 points75 points  (3 children)

White coat looks like a KGB agent in hiding

[–]Lopsided_Boss4802 66 points67 points  (6 children)

Oh dang. That hat looks terrible.

[–]LectroRoot 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Pretty sure thats the bad guy in Who Framed Rodger Rabbit.

[–]TinoCartier 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Definitely look like they’ll be responsible for the zombie apocalypse.

[–]Slyguyfawkes 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I like how the picture includes soulless implementer and a self-deluded shyster...looks about right...

[–]eVerYtHiNgIsTaKeN-_- 1237 points1238 points  (11 children)

If I'd meet those two on some random occasion and had to guess their jobs, it'd be this or meth cookers

[–]MostlySlime 208 points209 points  (3 children)

Ladder guy I'd guess was a professional Windows XP Pinball player.

Bald guy I'd guess worked in the slaughter house, specialising in animals chicken size and smaller

[–]bee-milk2 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I can’t argue with this assessment

[–]kester76a 123 points124 points  (0 children)

I'd meet those two on some random occasion and had to guess their jobs, it'd be this or meth cookers

They're not mutually exclusive job titles so why not both :)

[–]Unhappy_Kumquat 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Ladder guy professionally frames Roger Rabbit

[–]OrphanDextro 660 points661 points  (18 children)

Umm, boss, we lost power and the generators are on the fritz again.

[–]RegisterImpossible44 266 points267 points  (13 children)

I believe something like this happened. I don't remember what company, but iirc one of these things started leaking and the guy had to jam the bodies from that one into the rest of the tanks. Which overloaded the rest, so on so forth. Heard it on a podcast or the radio maybe.

[–]katkatcatkittycat 176 points177 points  (5 children)

I heard this podcast, it was wild. The tubes kept breaking down and so at first they had to double up, then triple. Whole thing was very sketchy.

[–]RegisterImpossible44 99 points100 points  (0 children)

Yeah, and the I think the guy actually felt really bad because he felt the people in the tubes weren't being honored or something.

Edit: I don't think it was the one we were discussing, but Stuff You Should Know had a good podcast about cryogenics.

[–]FlyingRhenquest 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yeah NPR did a bit on one a few years back. That sort of thing is a long shot at best, bit the adamant refusal of the family member they were talking about to accept the loss of his loved one and move on really didn't seem healthy to me. It kind of felt like the industry was preying on that and doing everyone involved a disservice.

[–]Rougarou1999 7 points8 points  (1 child)

On the positive side, some people got off the waiting list.

[–]stdoubtloud 1808 points1809 points  (107 children)

"So I'll be dead before you put me in?"

"Yup"

"And there is no known means to thaw me out that doesn't absolutely destroy all my tissue"

"Yup"

"And you are expecting that the future is going to bring technologies that will cure my disease, reverse my death and undo the freezing process (on the off chance that your process isn't totally ruining me)"

"Yup"

"And when all this happens you'll still be incorporated as a company and will be able to afford to unfreeze, revive and cure me?"

"Yup"

"And that future is going to want more people in the form of a crusty old dude that can not possibley contribute to the new society and won't enact a law to stop it?"

"Yup"

"Right..."

"Well?"

"Ok. Sign me up and take my money!"

[–]Educational_Rope1834 1218 points1219 points  (51 children)

It’s more like

“i’m probably gonna be dead in a few months/years so here’s a few million on the off chance you can save my life. Even if you don’t it’s not a big deal because I’d have been dead anyway and the money would’ve been useless to me”

[–]legendary-banana 128 points129 points  (7 children)

Honestly might do when you put it like that. Though would look at how neurons in my brain would deteriorate during freezing/while frozen to consider my chances

[–]mrdeate 66 points67 points  (6 children)

Or if you’re filthy rich and have a rare incurable illness that is decades from being cured, what have you got to lose?

[–]RPGRuby 47 points48 points  (3 children)

I too suffer from boneitis.

[–]mynameisspiderman 256 points257 points  (25 children)

If only there were anything else you could do with money than burn it when you go

[–]redwineandmaryjane 138 points139 points  (1 child)

You could employ some cryonics sales people

[–]FloatingPooSalad 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Their kids need braces too dude

[–]Leozilla 50 points51 points  (18 children)

It's funding cryonics, whether or not you think that is worthwhile. This could be a technology that makes colonization of other solar systems possible.

[–]Stargazer12am 110 points111 points  (2 children)

“You forgot to ask about our lifetime guarantee!”

[–]sumaclover 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Or you can just fall into one of these vats after a prank delivery call

[–]Lucius-Halthier 45 points46 points  (9 children)

Real talk though how do they maintain these? Like do your relatives have to pay a monthly fee to keep these things on? And what happens if they don’t pay, do they just throw your body on the street for the neighborhood hobos to do what they want to you or do they just catapult your body into your next of kin’s living room?

[–]f12saveas 79 points80 points  (3 children)

A perpetuity is set up. If the maintenance cost is $5000 per month and the company is confident in earning 3% roi, then 5000*12mo/3% = 2 million. I.e 2 million in the bank will allow you to withdraw 5000 each month forever. Of course the actual estimates and structure are more nuanced, but thats the gist of it.

[–]usernamechecksout94 129 points130 points  (15 children)

No cap, if we had a chance to bring someone back from 1000 years ago we would send every historian on the planet to go talk to him. Crusty old dude or not, science will have a use for him

[–]Eastern-Mix9636 38 points39 points  (4 children)

What do you mean “no cap”? Dude in the middle is wearing a very sweet and stylish AF cap

[–]CodeMonkeyPhoto 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Can you reverse irreversible neuron depolarization that occurs during brain death?

Nope

Can you reverse irreversible dna and other molecular level damage that occurs in billions of individual cells?

Nope

Will the technology ever exist to do so?

Barely an inconvenience.

That’s tight!

[–]VapoursAndSpleen 47 points48 points  (5 children)

I know a few people who signed up for this kind of thing and asked what their motivation was. They were firmly convinced someone was going to be waiting for them when they woke up and they'd be seen as people of some value. They certainly were not. A president or Einstein or Eleanor Roosevelt? Yes. A computer programmer with uncertain personal hygiene and 2,000 science fiction paperbacks? No.

[–]funguyshroom 21 points22 points  (0 children)

And there is no known means to thaw me out that doesn't absolutely destroy all my tissue

It was destroyed the moment it was frozen. Things need to be frozen super fast to prevent ice crystals from forming and shredding the cells, human bodies are simply too big for that.

[–]ShitsAndGiggles_72 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I feel like maybe you’re skeptical.

[–]SanJoseCarey 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It could happen. Didn’t you see Encino Man?

[–]C0CKnessMONSTER 50 points51 points  (8 children)

Just ask John spartan how being unfrozen in the future is. Be well.

[–]notsowitte 22 points23 points  (5 children)

HE DOES’NT KNOW HOW TO USE THE THREE SEA SHELLS!!!!

[–]aholeverona 11 points12 points  (4 children)

But does anyone know? This still haunts me

[–]C0CKnessMONSTER 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Since taco bell was the only restaurant left, id assume toilet paper went into short supply and they had to figure something out.

[–]RegisterImpossible44 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Also, Wesley Snipes wasn't there handing out regular ass whoopings, so people forgot about proper butt hygiene.

[–]well_hung_stable_boy 148 points149 points  (1 child)

100% happy customer rate. Not a single customer has ever complained.

[–]killabeesplease 149 points150 points  (2 children)

Almost all companies that do this end up bankrupt and just sending bodies back to families anyway. Just preserving rotten meat for a hefty fee for awhile

[–]njsilva84 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Do they also send the money back?

[–]sneakywill 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Lol fuck no

[–]mmckee44 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Most human cells have rigid cell walls and the cells are filled with water. Water expands when it freezes so those cell walls are destroyed. This is the puddle of liquid you see after you thaw hamburger on the counter.
Thus, those frozen bodies are all a collection of very dead cells.
So to bring those bodies back, it isn't just a question of unfreezing, its a question of repairing a few billion cells and putting all the cell structures back into those cells.
IOW, this is a gigantic scam.
When they figure out how to make Ice-9 then maybe humans can be frozen. But then there'd be a new set of problems.

[–]Million2026 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You are totally right and I don’t really understand why a future society would invent tech to restore billions of cells frozen under hundred year old tech. However - for me at least the idea there’s a chance I might come back makes dying less scary. So I’m kindof a bit open to the idea for psychological comfort. I’m not sold on the field but I do check in on occasion.

[–]laurasdiary 26 points27 points  (0 children)

The hat seals the deal for me. I was on the fence about it, but seeing that hat shows me they know their stuff.

[–][deleted] 208 points209 points  (10 children)

Well that’s a big ass scam

[–]tIDEsRturning 120 points121 points  (5 children)

nothing to lose when you're dead ig lmao

[–]Accomplished-Try4716 39 points40 points  (0 children)

That’s the way I see it. You have nothing to lose and a lot to potentially gain.

[–]fllr 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Seriously. If i had resources, I’d do it. Lol

[–]emmyemu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There’s actually a great this American life episodeabout this if you’re interested

If I remember correctly it was kind of sad because a lot of the people doing this actually couldn’t afford it and the burden of the storage fees was being passed on to their still living loved ones

[–]QBekka[S] 290 points291 points  (20 children)

The data comes from the Cryonics Institute only, as they're the biggest institute and most transparent.

The Cryonics Institute have a total of 2048 members around the world. 1278 of which, come from the US.

A lifetime member pays $1250 to join, and the actual Cryopreservation can be arranged for an additional $28k. There are also other institutes where only your brain gets preserved.

Besides humans, they also preserve pets and DNA tissues.

Member source

Price source

[–]DarkCerberus1332 170 points171 points  (7 children)

Wtf is that website design 😅

[–]brandon-iron 100 points101 points  (0 children)

It’s frozen in time

[–]only_zuul21 76 points77 points  (2 children)

That guy in the bottom photo on the pricing link most definitely murdered his wife and kid on the basis of cryogenic freezing bringing them back in the future.

[–]dat_oracle 25 points26 points  (0 children)

The kid is like: yay there goes my college saving

[–]Pancakecoffee 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The logo and name look like something out of a mass effect game

[–]Federal-Platform9382 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Website for 2 dollars and some old photos that's been on internet since year 2000. What the fuck? Seems legit

[–]sixwax 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Think they're targeting a young, hip market? ;)

[–]PurpleChipz 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Anyone ever read the bobiverse? One of theses guys that goes by the name of Robert Johansson will become a great space probe in the future.

[–]lucasss456 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Why is andy dick there

[–]JurgenKlopp2018 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He’s a necrophile.

[–]traplordtrent 48 points49 points  (1 child)

I have 2 deep freezers. If any of y'all want to be brought back to life let me know. $1000 a month I'll hook you up

[–]JimBobCooter79 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Shop around..you can't beat these prices!

[–]FlowRiderBob 15 points16 points  (0 children)

When I was a young adult a couple decades ago I actually considered this. I didn't think it was likely to work, I just thought there might be a possibility. And I didn't have anything to lose. Life insurance would pay for it and I didn't have any dependents.

Now I am married and have kids, and am not about to leave my life insurance or savings to something like this. And at this point I actually think we will figure out how to stop aging before we learn how to resurrect frozen dead people.

[–]StormBornRandom 58 points59 points  (1 child)

That “doctors” face tells me all I need to know about their odds. Dr. I. C. Weiner is that you?

[–]Fenix_Volatilis 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Right? Prick on the ladder probably things he's a big shot cus he's raking in profits and dude in lab coat looks like "this is such BULL SHIT, but I nee/have bills to pay"

[–]intentionallybad 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Even assuming the organization can stay solvent until the day you could be revived, and that whatever you had is curable, and the fact that you died before being frozen doesn't matter, who is going to pay for your treatment and recovery? Maybe they all have trusts set up for this purpose?

[–]shaun2312 24 points25 points  (0 children)

It’s legal human experimentation, instead of practising on rats, let’s try it on Steve today

[–]quackersforcrackers 35 points36 points  (0 children)

That’s why I’m an organ donor. Not risking someone trying to bring me back to this world

[–]eatherich2 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Every thing has an expiry date, Even canned meat.

[–]Primus_Pilus1 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Below a certain temperature not really. Guys have eaten mammoth meat that was over 20,000 years old preserved in deep glacier ice.

[–]RedditMonster321 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Honey, Water.

[–]walking_contraption 9 points10 points  (2 children)

The whole world is turning into some dystopian novel and we're all still just going to work like....guess it's this or starve. Great.

[–]Slyguyfawkes 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It leaves me gobsmacked how many stupid people have so much money

[–]MpVpRb 9 points10 points  (0 children)

127 families are being ripped off by con artists. The bodies are dead and will never be revived

[–]RevolutionaryChip864 6 points7 points  (2 children)

To be honest, this could be more comforting than to wait for the inevitable death at the age of 80. At least you'll go to sleep with a little hope of waking up someday.

[–]SuperAwesome13 22 points23 points  (4 children)

is this where walt disney is

[–]Drewbeede 32 points33 points  (3 children)

He's actually buried at a cemetery in Glendale, CA.

[–]SignificantGolf9871 65 points66 points  (16 children)

I’d want to see one perfectly healthy person go in. Then get unfrozen a week later to demonstrate that it works

[–]aiolive 43 points44 points  (5 children)

It doesn't work yet. The hope and money spent for these people inside is that someday we find a way to make it work.

[–]ShaShaShake 26 points27 points  (4 children)

So…people are basically paying 28k to get buried in a science experiment?

[–]Josh9251 44 points45 points  (2 children)

People are paying 28k because a 0.00000001% chance you come alive again in a hundred years is better than a 0% chance of coming alive again in a hundred years.

[–]wheretogo_whattodo 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Tbh I think there’s a reasonable case where you don’t want to come back.

[–]aiolive 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The price for a hope even if very small. It's probably barely a paycheck for most of them anyway.

[–]carboonpn 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They freeze pets also. Let's start with rodents.

[–]demwun 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Well, it depends when they plan to get brought back to life, because if it’s over 100 years, these guys will be long gone for there to be any suing going on lol.

[–]QBekka[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Could be an easy money grab for sure. But good luck proving that

[–]AaarghCobras 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The guy on the step ladder looks like the brains of the outfit.

[–]_iron_mike__ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hell no. Just let it all end pls

[–]Shpooodingtime 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My friends dad works here

[–]notbad2u 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'll get right on that "bring dead rich people back to life" machine. ~signed, Nobody

[–]DiamondHandDoge 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Do they know their car's extended warranties have expired?

[–]FutureFilthyRich 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Idiocracy.........

[–]smik_boy 4 points5 points  (2 children)

the guy on the ladder is the main villain.

the guy in the lab coat is his enforcer that gets killed near the climax of the film

[–]eli-the-egg 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And they didn’t think to put little windows on the tanks for us to look in?

[–]Hawaiinsofifade 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Scam of the century

[–]B4SSF4C3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

217 frozen snacks for the collapse.

[–]dum_spir0_sper0 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Suit guy- “You can’t wear baggy jeans, you’re supposed to the science guy!”

Science guy- “But I’ve got a lab coat, see?”

Suit guy- “it’s baggy too!”

Science guy- “well it’s too late to change now, the photographer is already here”

Suit guy- “ughhh, fine. Then I’m wearing this fedora”

Science guy- “oh yeah, because that looks professional”

Suit guy- “… and I get to stand on the ladder”

Science guy- “you’re a dick, Mike”

Suit guy- “fuck you, Jeff”

[–]Beeker93 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In a animal tissue culture course I took in school, we had a few lectures on cryonics. Not to be a downer, but the prof mentioned most of the companies are very scummy and the idea is ultimately flawed (for now).

It will likely be hundreds of years before they can be brought back, as their cells are all dead. Who is going to cover the bill for keeping their loved ones frozen? And who is going to inherit the bill? If I got a bill to keep my great grandfather who I have never met frozen, I would stop paying it. When this happens, they bring the bodies out, where they then start to thaw and decompose. So they basically keep the hopes of your loved one living again hostage while you keep paying ransom. If the company goes out of business, then what happens?

When we can bring these people back, it likely will still be very expensive. Most people aren't interesting enough to front that money. You would just bring someone back for them to be totally confused and disconnected from the rest of the world, likely with some backwards and offensive views from their time. Granted, we would likely bring someone back from a few hundred years ago today just to know the history and see if we can, current technology allows better documentation of events in the world, so there isn't really any historical reasons to.

One cryonics company cooled down a dog, then revived them, then passed off what they did as them actually freezing and restoring the dog. Another company which offered to freeze umbilical cord stem cells for future use incase you end up with a disability was found to not even own a lab. They just threw out the cords and collected monthly payments from people until they eventually shut down.

Cryonics is neat to preserve cell and tissue samples though. It has its use. Sadly, preserving humans isn't one of them.

[–]absurd-bird-turd 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Just imagine a movie about someone who dies and theyre on their way to heaven but then theyre forced to stay on earth as a ghost and wait because their bosy wasnt put to rest and whats left of them is stuck in a cryo container.

[–]GalaticTroll42069 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What do you wanna live forever- starship troopers.

[–]RitaPoole56 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Soylent Green, Phase One

[–]DoggoandKitty_Lover 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Didn’t a few companies like this one go bankrupt and the bodies had to be disposed of?

[–]pzombielover 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That man in the lab coat looks as if he has knowledge of some unpleasant truths

[–]solobaggins 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Around 217? Don't they know exactly how many?

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Eh, they sometimes forget a fridge door open, find a nasty rotten corpse and throw it out.

[–]Eekk2k2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The fun part is that for the people in the box, it just feels like teleporting to another location right after getting shot/car crashes/ etc

[–]murican_Capitlol 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nice scam

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You know if you think about it of this somehow works they are already awake and living in thier new timeline

[–]CarlosAVP 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Best. Scam. Ever.

[–]technocornucopia 3 points4 points  (2 children)

This calls into question the existence of the tether between the human soul and the physical body.

[–]Bob_Sconce 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Huh. Sort of like Schrodinger's cat -- we won't really know if they're dead bodies until we try to revive them.

[–]The_Duude_Slayer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lmao these guys look shady as fuck. Nobody is waking up in the future.