Cryonics is the Cryopreservation (usually at −196 °C or −320.8 °F or 77.1 K) and storage of human remains, with the speculative hope that resurrection may be possible in the future.Cryonics is regarded with skepticism within the mainstream scientific community. It is generally viewed as a fringe theory or pseudoscience, and its practice sometimes has been characterized as quackery.
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- Cryoconservation of animal genetic resources
- Life extension
- Suspended animation
- Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence
- Indefinite lifespan
- Alcor Life Extension Foundation
- Cryonics Institute
- American Cryonics Society
- Chemical brain preservation
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- McKie, Robin (13 July 2002). "Cold facts about cryonics". The Observer. Archived from the original on 8 July 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
Cryonics, which began in the Sixties, is the freezing – usually in liquid nitrogen – of human beings who have been legally declared dead. The aim of this process is to keep such individuals in a state of refrigerated limbo so that it may become possible in the future to resuscitate them, cure them of the condition that killed them, and then restore them to functioning life in an era when medical science has triumphed over the activities of the Grim Reaper.
- "Dying is the last thing anyone wants to do – so keep cool and carry on". The Guardian. 10 October 2015. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
- Steinbeck RL (29 September 2002). "Mainstream science is frosty over keeping the dead on ice". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 2019-07-17. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
- Butler K (1992). A Consumer's Guide to "Alternative" Medicine. Prometheus Books. p. 173.
- * Zimmer, Carl; Hamilton, David (October 2007). "Could He Live to 2150?". Best Life.
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