The brain of the late scientist Yuri Pichugin, the inventor of human freezing technology, has been frozen by a Russian company, the Daily Mail of Britain reported. According to Piqiukins agreement, his brain has been placed in a chemical protective solution invented by him and stored at low temperatures of minus 196 degrees Celsius.
It is reported that although Piqiujin is pessimistic about the future of mankind and has said that he does not want to be preserved, technically speaking, he has always believed that the development of science and technology will revive those who have survived through human freezing technology.
For this technology waiting for resurrection, some people believe that it is a science fiction nightmare and a terrible offence to nature; others believe that it is a promising field and an attractive progress towards immortality.
The inventor of human freezing hesitated but did not cancel the freezing contract.
At the end of November 2017, Dr. Pichukin, 67, reportedly fainted outdoors in Ukraine at minus 7 degrees due to a heart attack and died of hypothermia. When the neighbors found him, his body had been stored overnight in a cold environment - which helped to preserve his brain.
The late scientist Yuri Pichukin. Photo Source: east 2 West news
Two years ago, the scientist who invented human cryopreservation said publicly that his body would not be cryopreserved in the future, not because he was not confident in the technology, but because he was deeply disappointed with mankind. Krio Rus, a Russian human body freezing company, confirmed on December 7 that Pichukins brain had been frozen by the company.
Valeria Yodalova, a spokeswoman for KrioRus, explained that the cryopreservation of Pichiukins brain was possible because he signed a contract with the company in 2012 that agreed to freeze and had not been cancelled.
Pichukins son is also a scientist, and he knows the contract exists. KrioRus contacted him and said it would freeze his fathers brain under the contract. He responded that he fully agreed to this practice.
Is it a science fiction nightmare or progress towards immortality?
In fact, in front of Piqiujin, KrioRus realized that he had hesitated and doubted to freeze his body. Valeria said Picchugin was often pessimistic about the future of mankind, believing that mankind would eventually degenerate into a group of self-destructive barbarians.
Whats the point of waking up like this? Piqiukin also said in an interview in 2016 that the planet is and will continue to be a planet full of savages.
Relatives put flowers in the coffin of Yuri Piqiujin, and his body was then transported to the storage area. Photo Source: east 2 West news
But technically, Piqiukin has always believed that one day nanotechnology will be properly developed to revive those who have been cryopreserved.
When Valeria suggested that the freezing contract be cancelled, Picchugin said he would reconsider. Therefore, the contract has not been cancelled and the cost has been paid.
Near Moscow, some people have signed contracts similar to Piqiukins. Their bodies will be frozen and stored in the same facility. These include a famous medical professor, a scientist, a retiree and a student.
Pichukins brain is now stored in a huge vacuum container in a warehouse near Moscow. The container contains 66 dead people and 32 pets, including cats, dogs and a parrot.
For this technology waiting for resurrection, some people think it is a sci-fi nightmare and a terrible offence to nature. Others think it is a promising field and an attractive progress towards immortality.
The Starting Price of Resurrection Opportunity is 124,000 RMB
In 1975, Piqiujin was a student in Tomsk, Russia. After watching a movie about human freezing, he became interested in human freezing. The film was negative. Pichukin once said, These Americans wanted to freeze people. It was impossible at that time. But he doesnt think its impossible in the future.
Pichukin worked for 20 years in the freezing laboratory in Kharkov, Ukraine, and developed a cryoprotectant. In 1999, he entered the University of California, Los Angeles, and then the Detroit Institute of Human Refrigeration. Since 2011, he has worked for Krio Rus Human Refrigeration Company in Moscow as a consultant.
KrioRus staff added liquid nitrogen to equipment for storing frozen remains. Photo Source: east 2 West news
The cryopreservation technique invented by Piqiujin involves the extraction of blood from the remains and the injection of a special cryoprotectant into the veins and arteries of the remains. The body is then frozen at minus 40 degrees. When the temperature reaches minus 80 degrees, the body or brain will be placed in a special freezer at minus 196 degrees Celsius.
Through the cryopreservation method invented by Piqiukin, some organizations in the United States and Russia try to provide some people with the opportunity of resurrection after the progress of science and technology. Piqiukin believes that in the next few decades or hundreds of years, with the progress of science and technology, the frozen brain can be awakened and then implanted into another human body to achieve the goal of resurrection.
Nila Medvedev, director of KrioRus, predicts that technology will revive these people in 2030, or at least restore their brains to normal. By 2050, he predicts, the technology will be popular among the public.
KrioRus currently charges 28,200 (about 248,000 yuan) to freeze the whole body; Russians are cheaper to freeze the brain, while foreigners are 14,100 (about 124,000 yuan) - the starting price. The price of a previously frozen cat was 7,850 pounds (about 69,000 yuan), while that of a larger dog was comparable to that of humans.
KrioRus says Piqiujin has made a huge contribution to the development of human freezing technology. His brain was frozen to give it a chance to revive later in the century.
Source: Red Star News Responsible Editor: Zhang Xianchao_NN9310