Immortality http://nhpr.org en Frozen In Time: 7 Celebrities Who Are Taking Steps to Live Forever http://nhpr.org/post/frozen-time-7-celebrities-who-are-taking-steps-live-forever <p>When we <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/cold-hard-truth-about-freezing-yourself">spoke with Josh Dean</a>, author of the long form article, “Inside the Immortality Business,” he noted that you have to have both a lot of money and a pretty large ego to seriously consider cryonics as a substitute for any end of life plans. Since it is only legal to freeze someone after they have been declared medically deceased, there are some pretty tricky logistics involved in being cryogenically frozen. Aside from having your estate settled and making sure there is a team waiting at your death bed to put you on ice as soon as possible, people who choose to be frozen also have to make sure their accounts have been paid in full – or risk having their bodies sit around until the bank transfers go through. Despite all this, there are still plenty of people who are willing to bet hundreds of thousands of dollars that someday science will have progressed far enough to bring them back from the dead. Among this eccentric bunch are some well known celebrities.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:17:13 +0000 Molly Donahue 30893 at http://nhpr.org Frozen In Time: 7 Celebrities Who Are Taking Steps to Live Forever The Cold Hard Truth About Freezing Yourself http://nhpr.org/post/cold-hard-truth-about-freezing-yourself <p>Human beings have long worked to prolong life and cheat death – but few efforts have been as ambitious, and speculatively optimistic, as the nearly fifty year-old field of cryonics. The scientific pursuit of preserving human bodies at sub-zero temperatures was once regarded with public disgust, but is now gaining new traction ­­­– in Silicon Valley. &nbsp;Our guest is <strong>Josh Dean,</strong> author of <em>Showdog, </em>and contributor to Buzzfeed, where his long-form article “<a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/joshdean/are-we-warming-up-to-cryonics" target="_blank">Inside the Immortality Business</a>” was featured earlier this month.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:20:36 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30528 at http://nhpr.org The Cold Hard Truth About Freezing Yourself