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Time in a Bottle

Suspended Animation to avoid death tax
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The likeliest way to make money on investments is patience. Should you have the capability to be patient for, say, 145 years you should do quite well on your investments.
Hydrogen Sulfide has been shown to put mice in suspended animation. Imagine if you could put yourself in such a state when you reach the age of say 78 or so.
With scientific progress, by the time you request to be re-animated, you should have amassed a bit of a fortune, ceteras paraben. - that being the fly in the ointment. You may need a translator to speak to your beneficiaries.
For the sake of this idea, we could assume that the dominant political parties continue their policy of educating the public without enlightening them.
Zimmy, Apr 28 2005

Possibility of suspended animation http://news.bbc.co..../nature/4469793.stm
They plan to step up testing over the next 4 years. [Zimmy, Apr 28 2005]

The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual http://en.wikipedia...The_Musgrave_Ritual
An example [8th of 7, Jul 23 2013]

cryonics http://www.cryonics.org/
headcicles [Voice, Aug 03 2013]

(?) The Rip Van Winkle Caper http://www.youtube....watch?v=DyDCaSqxhUc
[Klaatu, Aug 03 2013]

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       It could make the prison systems very inexspensive and easy to manage.   

       When you come out you're still not very employable, but you wouldn't become a better criminal from just being there.
Giblet, Apr 28 2005

       Preheated in science fiction, hardly an original idea.   

       I must program a hot key to say that for me, I need it so often......
normzone, Apr 28 2005

       //Hydrogen Sulfide has been shown to put mice in suspended animation// You're going to need some strong deodorant when you wake up...
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Apr 28 2005

       If I could suspend my life for a while I'd take a nap for forty years, then move in with my son. I could wake him up by bouncing on his (and his wife's) bed at six in the morning. I'd also hide sandwiches down the back of his sofa and draw on his walls.
wagster, Apr 28 2005

       And your son would be wondering why a grown man would do those things.
Ling, Apr 28 2005

       Yeah, I keep doing that when my son brings home LOTR DVDs.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Apr 28 2005

       "When the Sleeper Wakes" + intent = one scary thought.
yabba do yabba dabba, Apr 28 2005

       A spin-off: You’re frozen immediately after death, but no death certificate is issued. Your estate argues that future science could possibly resurrect you, so you’re not yet legally dead. Your living will stipulates that the attempted (and unsuccessful) resurrection is to be performed the day after death taxes are abolished.

Which will be, alas, the day after Armageddon.
ldischler, Apr 28 2005

       the part I don't get about having yourself frozen when you die is this: what's the incentive for people in the future to thaw you out?
moomintroll, Apr 28 2005

       Archaeology. Like todays "Jurassic Park", only in 2 million years it will be "Human Park".
phundug, Apr 28 2005

       //what's the incentive for people in the future to thaw you out// Saves you going down to the Kwik-E Mart for a TV dinner?
This was the subject of one (or more) of a series of sci-fi novels I read at least twenty years ago. Corpsicals - put into long-term space missions? Ray Harrison?
coprocephalous, Apr 28 2005

       Sounds like Vernor Vinge's "baubles."
LoriZ, Jul 22 2013

       // what's the incentive for people in the future to thaw you out? //   

       Only you know the frame of reference in which the treasure map you left is meaningful ...   

8th of 7, Jul 23 2013

       So for avoiding tax you get a suspended death penalty?
pashute, Jul 25 2013

       So, inevitable death, to avoid inevitable taxation.   

       Does anyone else observe a problem with the capitalistic logic of "Even if I never do anything productive I can build wealth from the sweat of others."?
WcW, Jul 25 2013

       That is not capitalist logic. But there's definitely a major problem with "from each, according to my needs".
theircompetitor, Jul 25 2013

       // "from each according to my needs" //   

       "from each according to my greed" ?
8th of 7, Aug 03 2013

       Sounds like an episode of The Twilight Zone <link>
Klaatu, Aug 03 2013


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