Cryopreservation of Humans
$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)
The low-temperature freezing (usually at −196 °C or −320.8 °F or 77.1 K) and storage of a human corpse or severed head, with the speculative hope that resurrection may be possible in the future is called Cryonics.
This extreme case of cryopreservation is highly criticized by the mainstream scientists that are very skeptical about it possibilities and gave a somehow negative publicity to such technologies.
In reality cryopreservation of the human body is a needed technology for many reasons , far from the one promoted by cryonics related companies.
It is an essential technology which will have tremendous applications in the medical field, saving lives, for example in cases where patients are far from the hospital environment.
Cryopreservation of humans will permit stopping time temporarily and safeguard the patients life.
Another important future application for this technology is in space where possible suspended animation for the crew in long distance trips is no more a science fiction theme.
Humanity quest to become multiplanetary species will rely in cryo and reversible cryopreservation techniques for future ambitious missions including first attempts of interstellar flights.