By Zachary Uthoff

Ethical question

Should cryogenics be used to keep humans alive for a long period of time without aging?

Scientific Explanations

Cryogenics are used for many things.

Liquid helium is the coldest among the noble gasses.

200 people are cryopreserved.

Overall the cost to do this is roughly $100,000-$200,000. Most people will just stay cryopreserved until technology improves to cure them.

Almost any metal part can be made more durable (and increase other factors depending on the metal part) by cryogenically tempering the object. Liquid Niteogen is used, also known as LN2.
Cryogenics can also be used to power air crafts. These aircrafts use liquid natural gas (LNG). Special components have to be made for the cryogenic fuel system.
Researchers are also using frogs to figure out a way to successfully cryopreserve a human.

Since humans are similar to frogs in body structure, scientists think there might be a way to freeze humans like frogs.

Ethical Considerations

Older people would probably be cryopreserved while there are thousands of neglected children in the world.

If the world is already overpopulating then it might get worse if people get cryopreserved for several years.

Is it right to be preserved just so someone can restart their life after so many years?

What if the person actually dies, while being cryopreserved?

Legal Considerations

Will the people still have debts in the future?

Will the debts pile up while they are frozen?

Or will another family member have to pay their debts, since the cryopreserved person is considered dead.


Extended Life.

People usually are cryopreserved if they are terminally ill.

There are many possibilities to cryogenics.

Increases the life of any metal part.


Possible overpopulation.

Possible damage to the human body.

It costs a lot of money to be cryopreserved.


I agree with cryogenics. I think that there are benefits to it. Cryogenics is not only used for human preservation but to enhance other objects. Although there should be some restrictions to this technology.
Do potential benefits outweigh potential risks? It depends on the condition of the person. If the person is dead or almost dead I think it is worth it.

Policy Recommendation

Restricted Pursuit

I think that just cryopreserving a human head is too far. I don't agree with creating artificial bodies. I don't think that person would really be human anymore.

Also cryopreservation should be limited somehow to prevent overpopulation. If everyone lives longer due to cryopreservation there will definitely be a population problem.