Cryonic suspension is defined by the Immortality Institute as the process of preserving patients .
who can no longer be kept alive by today's medical capabilities at low temperature for medical .
treatment in the future. It involves cooling patients to the point where molecular physical decay .
completely stops. Although science has not yet found a way to reverse this process, it is based on the .
expectation that the future of medical technology and science will be able to cure today's diseases, .
reverse the effects of aging, and repair any injury caused by the suspension process. These .
technologies could then resuscitate suspended patients to enjoy health and youth indefinitely. This is .
the discipline known as cryonics. .
Cryonics is about life, not death. .
Death is the single biggest tragedy of any human's life. Death doesn't merely end life; it .
interrupts the very process of living. Death limits and stunts our experience of life. We live with limited .
hope and possibility. We live scarred with fear, grief, and puzzlement, because we must live with the .
fact that in fifty years -- or twenty, or ten, or even tomorrow -- our lives and the lives of everyone we love .
will come to an end. Why work, plan or do anything at all if, as poets have said, "In the long run we are .
all dead"? However, now only if one has not chosen cryonics on the day one dies, that day will be the .
end of his or her life, with no hope and no reprieve. .
Imagine a world where you no longer have to run a losing race against time. People would not .
have to face certain, inevitable death. The world is cruel. The world sees to it that the only thing people .
know about their future is that they will surely die. Cryonics makes it so that life is conquered. .
Cryonics allows people not to treat life half-heartedly because they know that in the end they will lose. .
Before the possibility of immortality by cryostasis, some people approached death by facing .