A few months ago I wrote about something to believe in. This will be a kinda follow up post.
In the last weeks, I informed me about cryonics and cryopreservation. The whole thing got started with an article on “WaitButWhy?” (Why Cryonics Makes Sense).
Wait what? What’s Cryonics and Cryopreservation?
Simply it’s about freezing (well, not freezing actually it’s vitrifying) your body after your “legal death” and potentially getting revived sometime in the future.
I heavily recommend reading the wait but why article, but I think you should get the gist with my simple explanation.
What does that mean?
Well, instead of getting eaten by worms or burn in a hot fire (by the way, I hate funerals) I’m thinking about getting myself cryopreserved after my death.
Why am I thinking about that?
Well, life is short, I’ve seen several deaths since I’m a paramedic, the youngest one was 59 if I remember correctly, he died while working (no, not an accident, just a heart attack).
The thing is, once you’re dead you are pretty much gone. Sure there could be life after death but I’m not that religious to believe that (at least currently).
Sure you are also dead when your will be frozen, but there is a possibility that you will be revived sometime in the future. Maybe in 100 years, maybe in 1000. Or never. But there is this possibility that it could be happening.
Do you fear death?
No, not really. I try to live every day as good as possible, as it could be the last. I wouldn’t have a problem to die tomorrow if it has to be so (even though I have so much more things to do, losing virginity, visit the us, getting my private pilot license, visit the moon, …).
But you're in your twenties
Sure I am, but bad things happen every day and I don’t think I will be visiting moon anytime soon. There is so much to learn, so much to do that I think 70 or 80 years from now aren’t enough. Cryopreservation is at least a chance, and the technique behind it is really interesting (if you're really into medics). Sure it could be that I’m never gonna be revived but when the worms are done eating you, or the fire is turned off there is definitely no chance on waking up again (unless living after death is real).
So I got into contact…
… with a company providing such “services”. I did not make a final decision yet. Next weekend I’m going to visit a national meeting of cryonicists in Germany. I’ll post an update on this after that.
Let me know what your thing about in the comments if you want.