Neil deGrasse Tyson on Cryonics


What are your thoughts on cryo­genic preser­va­tion and the idea of med­i­cally treat­ing ag­ing?

His re­sponse:

A mar­velous way to just con­vince peo­ple to give you money. Offer to freeze them for later. I’d have more con­fi­dence if we had pre­vi­ously man­aged to pull this off with other mam­mals. Un­til then I see it as a waste of money. I’d rather en­joy the money, and then be buried, offer­ing my body back to the flora and fauna of which I have dined my whole life.