A cool look at eternal life

Want to live forever? KrioRus, the first cryonics company outside the United States, has a solution for you. For US$10,000 it will freeze your brain ($30,000 for your whole body) and store them in its warehouse until scientists are able to “reboot” the brains and restore the frozen corpses to life. There is an annual $500 storage fee for keeping the body parts in liquid nitrogen.

Alcor, a US company which offers a similar service, has about 100 clients; KrioRus only 12, but there seems to be real interest. "I don't ever want to die... It wouldn't suit me," Innokenty Osadchy, a 35-year-old investment banker told AFP. "Why do I have to die in a couple decades? I don't see any logic in this… I don't ever want to die ever. Not in a year, not in a million years."

As in the US, two-thirds of the firms’ clients choose the brain-only option. "We know that the personality is stored in the brain. So when a person's body is old, there's no reason to keep it," said manager Danila Medvedev. "We tell our clients it's cheaper, safer and probably better preservation just to freeze the brain." ~ AFP, Jul 1

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