Saturday, September 26, 2009


Can anyone tell me the current state of cryogenic technology in the world? Have we yet developed the ability to freeze people in time and thaw them out alive later? Can we get moving on that? It may seem asinine or foolhardy of me to ask, but I think that this would be very cool technology to have available, pun intended. If someone came to me and asked "we will freeze you in time and wake you up when we are flying around in starships", I would be very tempted. And yes, I am a Trekker.

Moreover, wouldn't it have been cool if we had this technology in place hundreds or even thousands of years ago. If immediately after the surrender of Germany, we went to Churchill and Patton and said "look, we are going to need you again some day. Lets freeze you in time, and we will wake you up at the onset World War 3 for a few more years of distinguished service." Maybe I just watched Encino Man at a young and impressionable age and thought it was really cool how Brendan Fraser woke up in modern times and had to learn about the world. Martin Luther, great job challenging the Catholic Church, but can we freeze you? We may need you again some day. The list of examples is endless. William Shakespeare, Alexander the Great, Charles Darwin, Christopher Columbus, William Wallace (and not as Mel Gibson), Octavian Caesar, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and so on and so forth.

I'm just thinking out loud in a public forum. Hopefully somebody is listening.


  1. Why freeze? Just live forever. Check this out:

  2. I heard they actually have a call out for volunteers Iceman. With a name like yours, you’ll be a shoo-in. Give er a try!! and be sure to let us know how it worked out. I’m sure it’ll be as “cool” as you imagined, and in more ways than one.

  3. Dude, until they successfully thaw a person back to life, I ain't willingly doing an "Encino Man". Although, if my intent is to be defrosted in Star Trek times, I have to assume that they will know how to do it at that time in the future. Hmmm, I'll have to think about this.

  4. I'll liquidate all my assets. Then I'll use a great deal of it to have one hell of a drunken "goodbye-blowout-bash".

    Then I'll use almost all of the remainder to pay for my freezing and then I'll put the last $50 in the bank.

    Then I'll wake up in 100 years a wealthy man from the interest and do it all over again.