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Reviving Dead Only Matter of Time, British Futurist Says

Reviving Dead Only Matter of Time, British Futurist Says

Linda Chamberlain, co-founder of Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Irwin R. Daugherty/AP Photo)

By    |   Monday, 26 December 2016 03:35 PM

It is just a matter time before scientific advances will enable preserved bodies to be revived after death, a British futurist told The Telegraph.

"It's impossible to give a date to say when we can revive people . . . it could be decades, a century," Dr. Max More, president and CEO of Alcor Life Extension Foundation, admitted.

He insisted, however, "we are developing the technology to reduce the damage to our patients to get them cryo-preserved, but we don't know exactly how we will reverse that process right now."

More compared the situation to being "like Leonardo Da Vinci, who could design wings and helicopter which could work, but he didn't have the tools to build them back then."

More said he has plans for himself in the future to preserve just his head, saying "the rest of my body is replaceable."

Alcor, which began storing bodies in 1982, is one of the world's largest cryogenic facilities. It has 1,100 paying members on its books, and there are currently 149 patients at the facility, including the youngest person ever cryo-preserved (a two-year-old from Thailand), as well as baseball star Ted Williams.

"These people are potentially revivable – they are like people in a deep coma. They have rights, they can't just be disposed of at any time," More insisted.

The company has a watch list of members in declining health. A "standby" team is sent to be nearby the patient when he appears to be close to death.

CNN reported the first person to be cryo-preserved was Dr. James Bedford, a professor at the University of California, who was cryonically suspended in 1967 at the age of 73.

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