Freezing Yourself

Kerry Howley brushes up on cryonics, i.e. low-temp preservation of individuals for future reanimation. Robin Hanson, among those profiled in the piece, explains his enthusiasm for the practice:

I’m pro cryonics not because I’m pro all-med-no-matter-what, but because its cost benefit seems favorable – a >5% chance of decades more life for a few tens of thousands of dollars.  And this isn’t at all about immortality, the odds of which are far lower, but mainly about more decades of healthy interesting life.