This, dare I say it, is a pretty cool development...
Turning science fiction into science fact, American doctors are preparing to chill volunteers into a state of suspended animation that could keep them asleep for months.This puts me in mind of one of the most persistent themes in science fiction... the wealthy, terminally ill entrepreneur/adventurer who has himself frozen... until, some time in the future, he can be thawed out and cured.
Medical teams in Los Angeles, Boston and Pittsburgh are racing to become the first to test out new theories of “induced hibernation” which could save lives and also help to send man towards the stars.
“You start with 20 minutes and then find the limits – days, weeks, months, we do not yet know,” said a UCLA medical school researcher.
I'm gettin' goosebumps thinkin' about it.