It's a story that has echoes of the “screaming, crying, crying babies” of the late 90s: those crying, crying, crying.
It’s not the first cry for help to be used to get a response from the government or a mass evacuation from a dystopian world, but Cryo Sans is perhaps the most cryogenic.
According to Polygon, a non-profit that documents and documents emerging technologies that will change the way we live, cryonics was first used as a method of preserving deceased family members in a way that was previously thought impossible: e.g. by freezing them in solidified liquid nitrogen for 72 hours.
But it's possible that the cryonics industry has grown so large that keeping one's organs frozen is no longer a viable option. Maybe it was originally designed as a method of controlling or mitigating genetic disease, but over time, it turned into a viable alternative to tissue and DNA control, transgenic food, and other medical advances.
from Cryonics: A Radical Idea
"We will do whatever is necessary to preserve the body"
In the 20th century, keeping organs in a liquid state was not only a good option for those who had been ravaged by disease or were stranded on the margins of society, it was also a very slow process. It took people hundreds of years to separate the body and soul from corpses, and even then, it was very rare to find a donor who was not covered in bandages and blood.
Today, being a part of the alternative who who can live in a hollow body with minimalism is no longer uncommon.
Different parts of the family are at risk for disease or death due to disease, and it’s up to us to protect them from ourselves. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we must kill them all, just that we must protect the few people who can.
The future is going to be better than when we are having this very conversation about preserving our own bodies
All of this said, it doesn’t mean that all organs on the planet are at risk from cancer or heart disease - or any of the exceptions, which are made more complicated as the influence of technology increases over the years. it just means that the worst-case scenario is that at some point the organs stop working and they don’t make it to the future.
It’s just that in the end we don’t want the organs to be here forever. We want them to be just about what we weren’t: smart, capable, happy people being revived from the slumber party bottomless pit of carbonite.
In the end, will we want to have frozen organs? It depends. Some people, having a body part they were never meant to be able to live in, have fought to keep it that way.
And while it’s hard to imagine anyone else being so lucky, it's easy to imagine most people being completely honest with themselves after cloning themselves.
Limboed organ meat
It’s not just the organs being kept in a box – it’s the idea of being kept in a box too.
It’s the skin, the gums, even the internal organs that get a little weird.
An alternative to frozen organ matter is something a bit more simple: organ banks.
There are a lot of different types of organ bank. Some are just fancy organelles, others have heart and brain stem. Some are just plain weird.
But what about the non-stop organ work? Let’s take a look at some of the most famous organ transplants from around the world.
Van Gogh Organ
In the 1960s, the Van Gogh brothers, from the viewpoint of evolution, turned a profit selling organs to humanity. As the price of blood went up, blood donation went down. The practice was outlawed in 1973.
But with the popularity of the Internet, the brothers continued selling their remains for human remains in the hope that other people would find them and use them in future lives.
Way back in the day, in 1969, a British medical student named Dr. Peter van Gogh offered to pay for all his body parts in Bitcoin.
He thought it a fine idea to let the worldwide Bitcoin community know his intentions and that he’d be the first to acknowledge his involvement in the supply chain for body parts traded on the dark web.
I was sceptical at the time, then, and thought perhaps growing a beard or two would do wonders for sales. So I asked if he thought so.
Well, here’s the transcript of his chat with The Bitcoin Project:
What was your first impression of the future of Bitcoin?
I was a bit shocked by the amount of interest in my first Bitcoin, but by how quickly it spread.
What was your vision of the future of Bitcoin?