Mr. Kolawale was relaxing in his palour with a chilled glass of juice and a copy of the day’s punch newspaper when suddenly, he slumped and his granddaughter Adeola, rushed out to help him. With the help of the driver, Mr. Kolawale was taken to the hospital for treatment, but he died on arrival to the hospital.

Mr Kolawale’s family wanted to have his body taken home for burial but found out that Mr. Kolawale had signed an agreement that his body should be frozen after death.

Cryonics is an act of preservation by freezing human corpse or severed head with the hope that resurrection may be possible in the future

the act of cryonics

The procedure for cryonics begins when the person is clinically or legally dead. The bodies are being preserved with a medical grade antifreeze at a temperature below -130°c to -200°c.

Scientists in Cryonics believe that one day, they would be able to restore to full health, these bodies and they would be able to function properly if not better than well. Most critics are against this notion, calling it a pipe dream and are of the opinion that there’s no way to adequately preserve a human brain or body and that the promise of bringing a dead brain back to life is thousands of years away.

James Bedford, was the first man to be preserved in a cryocapsule in January 12, 1967(two hours after his death from cardiorespiratory arrest: secondary to metastasized kidney cancer). Bedford was the only man to be frozen at that time and is still currently preserved till this day.

Some obstacles to the success of this journey includes; preservation damage, removal of the bodies and legal issues.

There is no recorded success of receiving a corpse yet. But scientists are hopeful that one day, they would have a breakthrough and who knows? We all might become immortal!

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