Phil Dance, via Facebook asked:
Will it ever be possible to revive a cryopreserved human?
Barry - If you're asking a personal opinion, no. I think freezing whole human bodies at the moment is a matter of personal choice and faith. There's no scientific evidence that we will be able to cryo-preserve a whole human body or a whole human person in a way that would allow them to come back sensibly and live their life out in the future.
Kat - So bad news for Walt Disney in his freezer then! Lorna, have you got any ideas on that one?
Lorna - Yeah. I think I'm in agreement with Barry but perhaps the romantic in me would like to believe that in time, anything is possible with science.
Most "Would it ever be possible..." questions, including this one, are a matter of anybody's guess. A few can be answered with an unequivocal negative, for example energy saving ideas that violate the laws of thermodynamics.
I think people would love the idea of a living library or living mobile museum - people preserved from the past who can be brought back to life and recount their experiences... Mind you, in this modern age where nothing is ever deleted any more, that's probably of more dubious merit... chris, Mon, 26th Sep 2011
Euthanasia - fun for nearly all the family
I hate to admit it, but I still remember the first lecture in the "trusts" section of my law degree which explained how much of our trust law in the common law system (that's you guys as well) was based upon the law set up during the crusades. The reason I specified off-shore was English law forbids never-ending trusts - but to set up a trust that really only kicks in a hundred years after the founder cops it is not that difficult if you are prepared to leverage multiple jurisdictions (oops getting a bit dodgy).