Meet the guys who store humans at freezing temperatures for the future

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We Will Live Again is a fascinating documentary on the Cryonics Institute, the place where 99 dead human bodies are stored at freezing temperatures in hopes that they'll be able to be revived and live again in another life. It's crazy and bizarre and eerie in all the right ways.


Not only are humans stored in the freezing vats but 64 pets are as well. The doc, which was directed by Myles Kane & Josh Koury
, has the description:

We Will Live Again looks at the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. Follow Ben Best and Andy Zawacki as they maintain the ninety-nine deceased human bodies stored at below-freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. Meanwhile, cryonics movement founder Robert Ettinger, long-retired from overseeing operations at the Institute, still lives nearby, self-publishing books on cryonics, awaiting the end of this life and eagerly anticipating the next.


To live another day.

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This really makes little sense to me. Wouldn't you want to freeze yourself while you were still alive and healthy? Otherwise when they thaw you out wouldn't you just be dead/ close to death and able to enjoy very little? Even if they could cure whatever diseases may have led to your death, you would still be old and feeble. Besides, I would imagine the freezing process would be very tricky in order to avoid any cellular damage. A slow freeze/thaw would probably destroy the cells and a rapid freeze for a 100-250 lb human would be next to impossible (I would think).