As some of you may have noticed by now, I’ve been on a roll about looking into different “after death” methods rather than the “normal” burials and cremations. This time I would like to put some focus on the sci-fi-esc method of cryonics.
Cryonics is a method in which a deceased person is preserved by cooling him or her to liquid nitrogen temperature (a freezing process) for hopeful revival and restoration in the future. This method is science- based and various scientists have confirmed “cryonics is a legitimate science-based endeavor.” Don’t be confused, you can’t just bring back Elvis or Marilyn Monroe; the process must occur before physical decay can start.
The cost of this method ranges from $28,000 to as much as $200,000. It may cost up to $200,000 for a whole body experience or you may pay $80,000 for the “neuro” version (head only). Cryonics Institute will charge around $28,000 for full body preservation. Some choose the neuro version because it is thought that the brain contains the important information and the body can be reproduced.
While this method may not be the most cost effective and is definitely not for everybody, it is an option and I’m sure it appeals to those fascinated with science fiction.
Information pulled from http://www.cryonics.org/