[treated as singular] The practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have just died, in the hope that scientific advances may allow them to be revived in the future.
- ‘Cryonicists divide the world into two groups, those who are experimenting with cryonics by being frozen vs. those who just die and are buried.’
- ‘Most of them live in California, their passions are life extension, body sculpting, cryonics, smart drinks, funny handshakes, and a new philosophy they call ‘transhumanism’.’
- ‘I am reminded of cryonics companies, which you pay to keep your body frozen in a tank of liquid nitrogen forever.’
- ‘I'm lining up a cryonics team that will be there as soon as I'm declared dead.’
- ‘Or perhaps I would like to see a prize awarded for research in cryonics.’
- ‘I still believe that's true, but it seems the day might come when cryonics is medically prudent.’
- ‘They have been entertained mostly by the sort of people who think investing in cryonics is a sensible way to achieve immortality.’
- ‘An international science magazine is offering one reader the chance to win another life, through a competition offering a prize of cryonics treatment.’
- ‘But as a scientist, I know quite a few such people: Extropeans, folks associated with the Foresight Institute, cypherpunks, fans of cryonics, and so on.’
- ‘We know cryonics is the nutcase science of hyperfreezing cadavers in hopes that someday there will be a way to bring the dead to life.’
- ‘Great title aside, the article is an interesting history of the resuscitation of those with ambiguous mortality, from mouth-to-mouth to cryonics.’
- ‘Have yourself frozen by cryonics, a near death experience that should settle once and for all any doubts about the afterlife.’
1960s: contraction of cryogenics.