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Super-Budget Cryonics at Home

Use consumer-grade freezer to have a shot in future resurrection.
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While standard cryonics vitrifies people in liquid nitrogen, trying to provide high quality preservation, this is not affordable to most people. Nevertheless, we have examples of mammoth brains preserved quite well for tens of thousands of years, just by being under a few tens of degrees below zero.

This suggests that probably we don't need super-low temperature to preserve basic structures, just low enough to have brain in the solid form, as solids generally don't change that much over time, and with high enough technology (with AI that can solve jigsaw puzzles from crystal orientations, that will not be very complex), it would be possible to scan the information off of them after many decades to come.

Decent cryoprotectants like Erythrol being widely available in supermarkets. To protect from oxidation, vacuum bags may be important to use, and also widely available.

Instead of burying, people already can afford to have the brains of their loved ones cryopreserved in consumer-grade freezers. It may even be a cheaper option than burying.

Mindey, Mar 13 2020

Wikipedia - Yuka (Mammoth) https://en.wikipedi...wiki/Yuka_(mammoth)
Died: 39,000 years ago Siberia. Brain well-preserved. [Mindey, Mar 13 2020]

LiveScience - Mammoth Mummy Yields Well-Preserved Brain https://www.livesci...brain-revealed.html
"Moreover, the investigators even found traces of nervous tissue — the main component of the nervous system, responsible for reacting to stimuli and communicating impulses to different parts of the body — while examining the brain." [Mindey, Mar 13 2020]


       This would allow politicians and journalists to be preserved in large numbers for centuries. Then when science advances they can be thawed out and used to answer the question "How could they be so stupid ?"   

       Start rounding them up...
8th of 7, Mar 13 2020

       Thinking, of writing on the body something along the lines:   

       If I die, put my head in a home freezer,
if nothing better is available in time, because:
Mammoths brains turned out well preserved
under similar temperature, for 39,000 years.
Disregard cultural norms. Give me a chance.
Mindey, Mar 13 2020

       // This would allow politicians and journalists to be preserved in large numbers for centuries. //   

       That could be a problem.
Mindey, Mar 13 2020

       How so ? Just wait until it becomes legal to hunt them, then thaw them out as needed.
8th of 7, Mar 13 2020

       // This would allow politicians and journalists to be preserved in large numbers for centuries.   

       //// That could be a problem.   

       ////// How so ?   

       While they may be in ice, what politicians represent, is aggregates of interests, that, may still persist, even after a few decades. Who knows what their financial accounts will have been doing during those years. And, when would their immunities expire?
Mindey, Mar 13 2020

       They're legally dead, so their accounts pass to their heirs and successors. As to interest groups, they become irrelevant after a century or so. Their immunities expire when they're thawed out, reanmated, and pushed out into the wilderness to take their chances.
8th of 7, Mar 13 2020

       // I think of it more as "when." //   

       That bespeaks a depressing lack of ambition on your part.
8th of 7, Mar 13 2020

       // "do not resuscitate"   


       Although the evolution of life has taught to strive for survival, I once had though of a goal, which, when achieved, would make me peaceful in my mind. That ultimate goal, is the perfect model of the world, when the data generated by the model coincides exactly with the data generated by the world - when I see no differences between the model and reality, and the world just disappears to me subjectively, and that's the way, I would ideally prefer to 'die' - by truly understanding everything, and making nothing left to know.   

Mindey, Mar 13 2020


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