I donated 50$ and I really hope that this girl will have a chance to live a longer, happier and healthier life in the future.
Cryonics isn't still an exact science... but it's a very rational attempt to offer an alternative to a sure death.
Or in the worst scenario, a compassionate way to preserve a body.I am moderately optimistic, because I never undervalue the progress of medical science.
And the concept of "death" necessarily changes through time.
A cardiac arrest, before 1950s, was one-way ticket to oblivion (or afterlife, if you are a believer).
After the invention of defibrillators and reperfusion theraphy a lot of people was "resuscitated" even after 6 or 7 minutes without heartbeat.
And there is another reason because I FEEL that this decision could be very wise.
The story of this girl is tragic; she's just 23 and no one should die so soon; but her body and brain are young and "strong", despite the aggressive cancer.
Completely different than a 90 years old guy with Alzheimer, cryopreserved after decades of aging and disease.
This means that she will not need a rejuvenation therapy in order to be reanimated... and that she will have a significantly higher rate of success.
Edited by mikeb80, 23 August 2012 - 02:04 PM.