The Science of Cryonics and Whether It Could Really Bring People Back to Life

In an episode of SciShow, host Michael Aranda looks at the science of cryonics and asks whether it could really bring people back to life. The idea of freezing someone and reanimating them far into the future has been a staple in science fiction for decades. Modern science hasn’t quite caught up to these stories, but progress is being made.

You put a dying person in suspended animation until, possibly thousands of years from now, medical science is able to cure them… or their brain can be put in a sweet robot body. It’s an age-old sci-fi trope, but there are scientists out there working on making cryonics a reality!