Posted on September 16, 2020 at 3:00 AM
Newly available on Netflix is “Cryogenization: Live Twice.”
A Thai scientist and his family decide to cryogenize their baby, a girl with a terminal illness, with a view to reviving her in the distant future, when there is a cure for her ailment.
This is very similar to a 1992 California case (Donaldson v. Lundgren) where a scientist sought the same thing for himself. While some individuals cryogenize after death, Donaldson shows it is more difficult preemptively cryogenize (before cancer destroys one’s brain), death because that effectively requires physician assisted death.