Would you choose to be frozen?

But could you choose who to unfreeze?

cryogenic-in-perpetuity-gif-500That’s the premise for my latest short story.

The vats are full and your failing cryonics company has to make room for a new batch of inmates. Who do you choose to terminate? And does first in, first out seem the fairest way of doing it?

This story was inspired by the real life case, of a young girl  dying from cancer at the tragically young age of 14, who wanted her body to be cryogenically preserved in the hope that a cure might be found one day in the future.

But, what if

In fact, ‘what if’ inspired a whole batch of ideas, and has given me plenty of material for further short stories, all based around an imaginary Cryogenics Institute and how the business might develop during future centuries.


 

You can read about the real life case of the 14-year-old girl (known only as J.S.) in The Guardian’s article here: 14-year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen


Author: Ruth Livingstone

Walker, writer, photographer, blogger, Doctor, woman, etc.

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