Earlier this week, BBC News ran a piece about the state of human cryogenics. The reporter interviewed a man who is the co-founder of one the few (maybe only?) human cryogenic firms in the world. The man announced that cryogenics are no longer science fiction but science fact, and for the low, low price of $36,000, his firm will freeze your dead body (or, for a slightly lower price, just your head) in perpetuity, until such time as medicine and technology have advanced a way to cure your fatal disease, repair your fatal injuries, and reverse your death. The very excited and excitable Cryogenic Man spoke about all of this as inevitable — even the part where we will one day be able to re-attach frozen heads to live bodies (no word on where those headless bodies will come from), and achieve immortality.
Mr. Cryogenic Man scared the bejeezus out of me.