Tuesday, October 19

Planning A Short-Story

Been obsessed with they idea of cryonics lately, and I want to start a well-researched short-story project and am wondering what you guys think of the idea.

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?

33 comments:

  1. man that's a sort of repo-man and pandorum :S

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  2. kinda like that one movie where he's a child but a robot

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  3. Dude go for it for sure! I wanna read it though, so you should post some on here.

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  4. Sounds like it would be a epic story, but I don't want to give you any ideas to change the concept of your story.

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  5. If you do this I will love you. Nothing like rousing accurate sci-fi that makes you think. You will be godlike if you can write this with all of the introspection and ethical investigations while still making it a page turner.

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  6. Go for it...I don't think i've read the crionic through time from a criminal standpoint, yet.

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  7. Looks interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Yeah other people's input would just lead the story array. It wont be yours if you let others tell you what they want.

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  9. make a connection to today's society

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  10. Go for it man. I gather this is a novel. Are you going to release your story chapter by chapter on your blog?

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  11. Sounds interesting, we'll be tracking your stories =)

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  12. the future will be so scared when someone dies, cause they wont be used to the idea of death. or when robotics/prosthetic become the "in" thing and he is different because he doesn't have anything biomechanical in his body, the future is reliable on a faux existence they forget the joys of a natural life. like drones... deep bro.

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  13. great writing you are very talented

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  14. Writing about the future is hard, you absolutely have to be very descriptive, or otherwise, if you concentrate solely on emotions, it's a big big failure

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  15. Go for it! I can't wait to hear about it! Check out my new blog eatlessmovemorenow.blogspot.com

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  16. Now I wanna write something...

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  17. very nice post thnx for the info

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  18. I don't think it'll work.
    If ya freeze a body part the blood cells will expand and burst while freezing
    Then when it comes to defrosting there will be blood everywhere. It's the biggest problem that hasn't been addressed yet

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  19. Make it your own story! Go for it.

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  20. Love the idea, Keep us updated. If it gets published, I want a signed copy.

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  21. >find some reason for him to still be revived

    Bring him back to life and force him to pay back the money he owes, of course. Though the character is beginning to sound like Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop. But don't worry about it, just make it your own!

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