2487 Brainfreeze (2006)

The 2487 Brainfreeze is a cryonic neurosuspension device I produced that keeps a human head(brain) cryonically suspended in liquid nitrogen, and makes ice cream with the liquid nitrogen that boils out of the neurosuspension device.

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The 2487 Brainfreeze is a cryonic nuerosuspension device I constructed that could house one cryonically suspended human head and also made ice cream with the liquid nitrogen inside the cryonic dewar.

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The 2487 Brainfreeze is part of my project in speculative media, where I am Imagineering ways of developing proposals with technologies that are either in their nascencies, or are temporarily too fantastic for reality. The Brainfreeze is a cryonic neurosuspension device for the cryogenic storage of one human head. It also makes ice cream using the liquid nitrogen that boils out of the suspension portion of the device. 2487 is the year Buck Rogers was taken out of his suspended animation.
At this moment, most people who freeze themselves after death choose to suspend their heads using a process called vitrification, which is cooling to liquid nitrogen temperatures without freezing. It is how we keep donated organs intact for implants, but we have not figured out a way to vitrify an entire body, so heads it is. We figure in the future, a brain is all we will need to reconstruct a new, better you.
The 2487 Brainfreeze is such a device, with the added aesthetics of ice cream on a hot summer day.

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