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Texas set to build world's largest cryopreservation center, housing 50K frozen humans with plans to one day revive them


Cryo-preservation

(NaturalNews) The cryonic preservation of humans may become commonplace sooner than you imagine, as construction of a massive cryogenic facility in Texas is now underway.

The Timeship Building – dubbed the "Mecca of cryogenics" – is the brainchild of architect Stephen Valentine, and will be capable of storing 50,000 frozen human bodies upon completion.

Cryogenics is a science that deals with the production of low temperatures and their effects. Cryonics is the science of freezing sick or dying people with the hope of reviving them in the future via as-yet undeveloped technologies. The process may include the freezing and storage of the entire body, or just the brain. Valentine and other cryogenics researchers believe that it will be possible to preserve memory and personality through the careful cooling and eventual revival of brain tissue. The facility will also store other human organs and tissue samples.

The construction site of the Timeship Building is the small town of Comfort, Texas.

As reported by Inquisitr:

"Designed by architect Stephen Valentine, the new Mecca of cryogenics is set to become the largest center of research and cryopreservation in the world.

"The landmark Timeship Building will be located at the center of a town surrounded by a massive plot of land that's encircled by high walls and guarded by a tall city gate. Eventually, the cryogenic complex will be completed with housing dormitories, libraries, research laboratories, conference space, its own power supply, and an agriculture center ... ."

The Timeship Building will be designed to endure for centuries, according to Valentine.

"DNA, tissue samples, and cryopreserved patients will be housed in Timeship, and their safety and security against all threats, both natural and human-made, will have to be maintained for hundreds of years," says the Timeship.org website. "Timeship has been designed to provide that security at every level, from defense against terrorist attack, to sea level changes due to global warming, to interruption of energy supplies due to any catastrophe."

Is cryonics a scam?

Critics of cryonics argue that the technology has not yet been proven to work, and that the concept takes advantage of those who are weak or dying – those who have enough money to pay for the gamble, of course.

To date, no human has been successfully frozen and subsequently revived, but there has been recent progress in the research:

"There is currently no way to reverse the cryogenic freezing process and revive those already frozen, but earlier this year, scientists were able to revive the brain of a cryonically frozen rabbit, which they claim gives hope of a breakthrough in the future."

If it works for rabbits, it just may work for humans, too.

From the Daily Mail:

"In February, it was revealed that scientists have managed to cryonically freeze the brain of a rabbit and recover it in near-perfect condition.

"It's thought that the procedure preserved the rabbit's long-term memories.

"The researchers said the brain demonstrates that 'near-perfect, long term structural preservation of an intact brain is achievable,' and suggests the technique could one day be available to humans.

"While it may be years before the technique becomes mainstream, scientists led by MIT graduate Robert McIntyre, have made a significant step forward by freezing a rabbit brain and causing minimal damage to it."

'We're taking people to the future!'

Valentine's aim for the building is to create an "immortality center" for "taking people to the future!"

The Timeship Building is described as "the world's most secure and technologically advanced facility for the storage of cryopreserved biological materials, including organs for transplant, DNA, and people traveling to a future where they can be reanimated to live healthy lives free from aging."

What do you think? If you could afford it, would you have your own body or brain cryonically preserved?

Sources:

Inquisitr.com

DailyMail.co.uk

NewScientist.com

Science.NaturalNews.com

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