Cryonics in its simplest form

Cryonics in its simplest form, and it’s goal, is the continuation and preservation of personal identity (Mercer 2017). The majority of scientists agree that the basis of personality and memory are stored in the physical structures of the brain (Huxtable 2017). It has been shown that full neurological recovery has been restored subsequently after the complete cessation of electrical activity, supporting the proposition that the basis of consciousness is purely structural, and therefore able to be preserved at cryogenic temperatures (Best 2008).
Whist the development and use of cryoprotectants has rendered the damage from ice-crystal formation induced fracturing modest, it is still unclear as to whether these damages are survivable (Moen 2015).Alcor (2018) and (Hughes 2001) suggest that future advances in the fields of nanotechnology, nanomedicine and molecular repair technologies may have the capability to repair damages cause by the freezing process. Damages to the body are inconsequential as it is merely a vessel for the brain, that future advances can restore or recreate altogether (Stan 2016). Nonetheless this is still conjecture, there is no certainty that repair will ever be possible (Moen 2015), or that cryonics can preserve an individual’s personality or memory (Alcor: FAQ – Index 2018).