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'Immortality' for 10 a week

March 31, 2009 | Comment icon 20 comments



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More and more people are having their bodies cryogenically frozen after death in the hope that one day they can be revived and continue to live on in the future. What was originally a service available to the wealthy is now becoming accessable to everyone else with prices being driven down to as little as 10 a week.
It sounds like the loopiest science fiction, but - like Simon Cowell - scores of middle-class couples are paying 10 a week for their bodies to be frozen when they die. So can you really buy immortality for the price of a pizza? When Adele Cosgrove Bray decided to share her hopes for the future with her husband, it was not quite the reaction she was looking for. 'I'd never seen anyone laugh so much,' she reflects ruefully. 'It took me a good 15 minutes to convince him I was serious.' "


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (20)


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Comment icon #11 Posted by Blueguardian 14 years ago
I guess the problem with immortality is, if you did have it you would probably still age.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Kevin7557 14 years ago
Actually the problem with never dieing is actually death. When you never die all you will see around is death. All your friends will die and you will not. Your family will pass on and you will stay here. So much death actually could be quite depressing.
Comment icon #13 Posted by schizoidwoman 14 years ago
It'd be fine so long as nobody left the freezer door open...
Comment icon #14 Posted by jnersn 13 years ago
Actually the problem with never dieing is actually death. When you never die all you will see around is death. All your friends will die and you will not. Your family will pass on and you will stay here. So much death actually could be quite depressing. Not if everyone gets their immortality , although that would propably result in overpopulation...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Kevin7557 13 years ago
Yeah probably. Then we will have to expand into space.
Comment icon #16 Posted by DaGreatBeliever 11 years ago
That would be so cool. We could live side by side with our great great great great grandchildren...
Comment icon #17 Posted by Eldorado 11 years ago
Who's gonna "wake" you up and what you gonna do if they don't?
Comment icon #18 Posted by Rlyeh 11 years ago
Being dead and frozen, doesn't sound like immortality.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Eldorado 11 years ago
Being dead and frozen, doesn't sound like immortality. And paying for the privilege!
Comment icon #20 Posted by and then 11 years ago
Nah...I'll pass - I haven't enjoyed it enough to want it to go on forever. Not in THIS body


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