But while most people consider this to be a pipe dream – or a jumping-off point for a horror or science-fiction yarn – others see it as aspirational. And, furthermore, they’re working on it today.
Earlier this year, a team of scientists put their heads together. Like Frankenstein, they questioned the nature of death and how “dead” a person has to be before they are past the point of being revitalized.
It’s a scary idea – but there’s more. Significantly, the team approached the Institutional Review Board, an ethics reviews committee in the United States, to ask for permission to conduct a bizarre experiment. And that permission was duly granted.