How Much Does Cryonics Cost? What You Need to Know
In this video, Becca from Tomorrow Bio breaks down the cost of cryonics (or cryopreserving your body) and what you get for your money. Cryonics is the practice of cryopreserving a person after their legal death for the chance that future medical technology might be able to treat their cause of death and extend their life. Despite the common misconception that cryonics is only for the rich, Becca explains that it's an achievable option for most people in developed countries. Whole body cryopreservation costs 200,000 euros, while brain-only cryopreservation costs 60,000 euros. However, these costs aren't paid upfront, and most members pay for it through a life insurance policy. The two main services that are paid for with the 200,000 or 60,000 euros are SST (standby, stabilization, and transport) and long-term storage. Becca goes into detail about the breakdown of the SST, which is where one of Tomorrow Bio's medical teams travels to a patient's location, ideally ahead of their death, to start the cryopreservation procedure as quickly as possible. She also explains the procedure itself and what it entails. The indefinite long-term storage, which is the next part of the service, is where a large chunk of the cryopreservation funds are allocated. For whole body patients, 120,000 euros are set aside for storage, and for brain-only patients, it's at least 10,000 euros. While cryonics only provides a chance for a potential future revival, it's up to each individual to decide if they want to take that bet.