- the deep-freezing of human bodies at death for preservation and possible revival in the future; cryostasis(def 1).
Origin of cryonics
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Ira Glass came to me over a year ago with a project first reported on This American Life about the first cryonics freezing.Errol Morris’ Sensational ‘Tabloid’ Doc
July 16, 2011
- (functioning as singular) the practice of freezing a human corpse in the hope of restoring it to life in the future
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