The modest premises of Trans Time Inc., a cryonics company in Oakland, California. Cryonics is a speculative life support technology that seeks to preserve human life in a state that will be viable and treatable by future medicine. Cryonics involves the freezing of whole human bodies, organs or pet cats & dogs, to await a future thaw & a potential second opportunity to live. A recently dead body would be frozen in stages, firstly down to -110 degrees Fahrenheit (using dry ice) and then down to -320 F (in liquid nitrogen). During this process, blood is replaced with a substitute mixed with glycerol, to prevent formation of ice crystals. Intracellular ice formation causes severe damage to organs & tissues, and is a major obstacle in the mainstream development of cryobiology science. MODEL RELEASED 1988.
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