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13 November 2013

Hump Day Hypothetical! Step right in![More:]You know for certain that you will die of an incurable disease within six months. Would you allow yourself to be cryogenically frozen *within two weeks* if you knew it would give you a modest chance of being revived in 2,000 years and living a greatly extended life?
hell no. I'd spend six months chilling and saying farewells and pack it up.
posted by Firas 13 November | 14:18
I think being alive is greatly overrated.
posted by Obscure Reference 13 November | 14:25
Modest chance, huh? What the hell, I'd give it a shot. Besides, I'd be really curious to see what things were like 2,000 years from now. True, I'd miss Jon and my mom, but since I'd be gone in six months anyway, why not.
posted by Pips 13 November | 14:32
Never. I'd wake up without any connections, anyone to care about or who cares about me. And I'd be someone's science experiment to boot.
posted by mightshould 13 November | 14:48
I'd skip the appointment with the freezers and go rob banks instead, do my best to die in a hail of glory.
posted by Hugh Janus 13 November | 15:22
I'm with Pips. I'd say my goodbyes and take a risk.
posted by Senyar 13 November | 16:03
What, awaken without my Bear, my dog, my home, my job, or any likely resources? Hell no. With or without an incurable disease, not an option I'd take.

Time travel appeals to me provided I could return to now, not otherwise.
posted by bearwife 13 November | 16:47
Cryo just sounds too morbid, I'd rather have a six month free for all.
posted by buzzman 13 November | 17:20
I'd want to see what things look like in 2000 years, but I'd be concerned that everyone would be way smarter and more evolved. Can we freeze my dog too?
posted by wens 13 November | 18:01
Nope. I mean, there are logistical concerns -- How would I make money? Would I have any skills useful in 2000 years? How would I get housing? etc. -- but just in a philosophical sense, I like having one lifetime in one discrete chunk of time.
posted by occhiblu 13 November | 21:56
Oh God no.
posted by Miko 14 November | 00:51
Senyar, at least I know I'd have a friend. : )
posted by Pips 14 November | 19:12
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