Alcor Life Extension Foundation is an organization American He has “promised” more than a hundred people that there is nothing more important than keeping them alive after death.
That is, if his heart stops beating, the hospital puts his body at a lower temperature instead of taking him to the morgue, dressed in his best clothes, and placed in a coffin for burial or cremation.
Objective: “Preventing death and saving lives”, Reads the official page of a non-profit organization with $ 55 monthly plans to enter the program.
How does cryonics work?
The process consists of Freeze the bodies In the future of humans – without a specific date – they may be removed from the capsules and subjected to scientific procedures to restore their life.
It says an experiment Algor, There is no guarantee that they will return to Earthly flight. If the technology of the next decades or centuries allows it, perhaps the heartbeat will start again.
The foundation to carry out cryonics follows a series of steps.
First, go to that person in the last days of his life or at the time of his death and check if he can be a part of the plan.
The subject must die of a heart attack and be declared legally dead by authorities.
As soon as it happened, the staff Algor Takes control of the body: Artificially restores blood flow to protect the brain and carries it Arizona, To us, Introduces a substance into his blood and cools him to -196 degrees Celsius on the fifth and sixth days after death.
Therefore, “The patient will theoretically be protected from deterioration for thousands of years and the death process will be effectively stopped.” They promise.
The corpse is placed inside Capsule, It does not need electricity to work because it is kept at a cool temperature by injection of liquid nitrogen.
“Currently, no company can resuscitate a cryogenic patient, however Algor We hope it will be possible to implement it again. “ Comment on their website.
Who dared to freeze?
Linda and Fred Chamberlain Founders of the clinic, which was formally established in 1972.
The source of their inspiration is Robert Eddinger, also known as the Father Cryonics, Frozen at another American company.
This marriage brought together a series of physicians and specialists to perform cryogenization for the first time James Bedford, A psychologist. Then they do the same with Fred’s dad and Linda’s mom.
“We want people to understand that this is still a testing process. We do not want anyone to come into the plan, make products and think it’s like going to the hospital and having open heart surgery.Linda said in an interview with Ass Central media.
Her husband Fred died in 2012 and, surprisingly, is still underground in the cellars. Algor.
In total, 184 people They have no life in a capsule. For example, Du Hong, a Chinese writer; Marvin Minsky, scientist and Dick Claire Jones, filmmaker.
There are more 90 pets, Between dogs and cats, came to the basement at the request of their owners, Linda revealed to the aforementioned media.
The legal struggle of the living
Ted Williams, The famous baseball player and first player of the Boston Red Sox team, died in 2002 at the age of 83 and is still alive. Cryogenic.
However, his case sparked controversy after the allegations were leaked to Sports Illustrated. Algor To decapitate him, store his head in a different capsule and take dozens of DNA tests, which are apparently attached.
The press conference found that Williams had paid $ 136,000 as part of the investigation.
However, before he died, according to his daughter Bobby-Joe Williams Ferrell, he had burned his will to be cremated.
The hospital did not comment on the allegations. In fact, it was not the only problem he faced Kurt Pilkeram He sued them, demanding $ 1 million in damages for abusing his father’s body.
“His head was cut off, his body burned, and he was put in a box and sent home. I want people to know what’s going on, ”he told Aussie Central in 2019.
There is no law prohibiting acts Algor. On the contrary, there are scientists who criticize his ‘experiment’.
“This is a false science. Those who benefit from this belief deserve our anger and contempt.”, Commented the neuroscientist Michael Hendrix, In writing for ‘MIT Technology Review’ magazine
Currently, the organization has about 1,400 members, including DJs Steve Aggie, And paradoxically, there is a dying belief that “technology and medicine will return to life in a few decades or even centuries when they have advanced enough.”