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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...
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...
Have you ever wanted an "Off Switch" for a grandparent?
If we could bring back people from the past, we would likely be selective for certain scientists, or other individuals that have made major contributions to the advancement of society, rather than just a few random billionaires. BTW: who is paying for the technology required to revive these individuals?
My guess is that in the future we will develop some kind of stasis or induced hibernation. However, the process for inducing the stasis will be very specific. While I'm not familiar with the current processes, my guess is that the cellular damage is very extensive, and would make recovery at least problematic.
I could set up a trust before lunch (more difficult in UK - but easy if money off shore) that would allow a a reasonably rich person to make it very worth while for future generations to pay attention to the founder's wishes. And long term investments like that can be very profitable if you keep scumbag lawyers from stealing the capital - a rich man who had his head frozen 30 years ago and put 10mill in XON via a watertight trust would now be able to offer via his representatives well over a billion to any company; just think how much that will keep growing - and the dividends alone will pay for any management and endow a few chairs at great research universities.