Science

A dead corpse could be brought back to life soon thanks to cryogenics – here’s how it will work

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ALISSA DE CARBONNEL Head of Russian cryonics firm KrioRus Danila Medvedev (L) and KrioRus customer Innokenty Osadchy (R) looks inside a low-temperature human brain storage unit just outside Moscow on June 17, 2010. Cryonics -- or the freezing of humans in the hope of future resuscitation -- is illegal in France and much of the world, but KrioRus has stored four full bodies and eight people's heads in liquid nitrogen-filled metal vats. AFP PHOTO / Alexey SAZONOV (Photo credit should read Alexey SAZONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Typically, when you die, there are no second chances. But, thanks to advancements in science and medicine, cryogenics may be able to bring dead people back to life by freezing dead bodies and thawing them out.

According to Dennis Kowalski, president of the Cryonics Institute in Michigan, we could see the first corpse revived in the next 100 years but maybe even as soon as 10.

As the Daily Mail put it, “Cryonics, also known as cryogenics and cryopreservation, is the art of freezing a dead body or body parts in order to preserve them.”

That’s a frightening thought.

Here’s how it works:

  • As soon as a person dies, their corpse is immediately preserved at an extremely low temperature (-321°F).
  • Before a corpse is placed in the freezer, the person must be declared legally dead.
  • Blood is replaced with a solution that will preserve the organs in the corpse.
  • The body is then placed into a container and placed into a tank of liquid nitrogen.

Currently, scientists can’t guarantee this method will work until they find a cure to heal damaged cells.

On today’s episode of “Pat Gray Unleashed,” Pat and Keith discussed why the idea of thawing out dead bodies doesn’t sit well with them.

There are currently 350 corpses worldwide that are frozen using this technique. Cryogenics chambers currently exist in Russia, the United States, and Portugal. Cryogenics cost around $35,000 to $200,000 according to the Daily Mail.

To see more from Pat, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pat Gray Unleashed” with Pat Gray weekdays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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