Tanya Jones Extending Lives Through Cold

2006, Science & Technology
Presented By: Tanya Jones

Tanya Jones discusses cryonics and how in the future we might be able to save lives through this method of cooling the body. At present we understand how to store the body using liquid nitrogen, but the revival process remains to be understood. When are you irretrievably dead? Tanya explains the three stages of death and explores the possibility of revival between the third and second. But the future of cryonics holds not only the preservation of person but also of organ. Figuring out how to preserve organs would fundamentally change the landscape of organ failure and donation. Learn about the future of cryonics and consider the ethics and philosophy of indefinite life extension.