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August 19, 2018

Super-rich freeze their brains to ‘come back to life’ in 200 years



© Getty image. The ultra-wealthy are ready to spend huge amounts of cash to have their brains frozen after their death in the hope of being re-born in the future.

Deep-pocketed citizens are reportedly paying $100,000 for cryogenic preservation of their brains in liquid. The service is being provided by the Arizona-based Alcor Life Extension Foundation.

The company is led by Bristol-born scientist Dr Max More and his team of eight people. Alcor has some 1,000 paying members on the book, with some of them paying more than $250,000 for full-body preservation instead of freezing just the brain. The full-body freezing involves hanging upside down in steel cylinders.

The company starts operating only when a client’s death is officially declared. Alcor’s technicians pack the body in ice while attaching a “heart-lung resuscitator” to get the blood circulating. After that, 16 different medications are administered to protect the cells from crystalizing.

Alcors says it currently keeps 149 dead “patients” at its facility, including US baseball legend Ted Williams. The company has also preserved Matheryn Naovaratpong, who died at the age of two and became the youngest person ever to be crystalized.

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