There's been a story in the news today about a 14 year old girl who recently died of cancer being cryogenically preserved at her own request (after a judge agreed to it, her father didn't want it to happen but her mother did).
She is entitled to her opinion. It's doubtful that there will be any relatives when she 'comes back' but it's not something I would want. I dread to think what the world may be like in 100/200 years time. No thanks.
Will she remember anything, what state will her memory and her mind be in ?
I saw this on the news today and thought, how would I feel knowing at 14 that my life was over. Being frozen may have been a way for her at such an early age to deal with leaving this world. As I understand it, her father had not been involved with her for the last 8 years, so clearly did not know his daughter. If the family are funding the process, then I don't see it as a problem and also it may be something that the mother is holding onto at the moment in coming to terms with her loss.
For me, if it gave this poor girl some kind of comfort & hope while she was going through her illness and facing her imminent death, and her mother was willing to fund it, then fair enough. People turn to religion in such circumstances, with the hope of some kind of heaven - is that so different? It's highly unlikely that they'll ever be able to bring frozen bodies back to life, the current technique is experimental so if they do ever work out how to do it they'll probably find the bodies being frozen now will not be suitable .... but that's almost irrelevant in this case. It's a shame her parents were so divided about it, that can't have made it easy during the final period of her life.
But two things do spring to mind, firstly, obviously, is the opinion of the estranged father. I would like to know how his opinion was valid when he hardly knows her. Then there is the phenomenal cost of it all, and what happens when the money runs out, and a 'cure' hasn't been found. Or if a cure has been found, will the money be available for it?