Tuesday, October 19
Planning A Short-Story
In essence, this story will be about a man who arranges for his severed head to be cryogenically preserved, and his experiences after being revived, with an artificial body, in the future, and living indefinitely.
I'll be ruminating over several ethical dilemmas, and my own perspective on the future, especially concerning how medical advances, such as the ability to best death, will shape society.
Here are a few interesting plot elements I've been thinking about:
The Man is a billionaire, but after being preserved, it is discovered that his money was acquired illegitimately. I'll have to find some reason for him to still be revived, and also how he will be managed as a criminal after being revived.
How the Man deals with a artificial bionic body, prolonged exposure to cosmic radiation, and his struggles with his own identity and society.
Repo-men like situations with medical advances. Different scenarios such as having your entire extended family frozen for generations... Weird stuff...
What do you think? Any further ideas? Should I go for it?