The Ancient Brain by A.G. Stangland:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
"YOU can take a live fish and with proper
precautions, freeze it and keep it frozen
without injuring it. Exactly how long it can
be kept in this condition, no one knows.
Inasmuch as in the frozen state the fish does
not consume any energy, it is believed that it
could be kept so for decades and perhaps much
longer, and still revive at the end of that
It is also well-known that certain animals
hibernate for many months at a time without
freezing and yet emerge into the world and
go on living very nicely. Suspended animation, then, is not fiction, but actual fact.
There is no good reason why parts of the
human being or even the human machine as a
whole could not be kept alive for years without deteriorating, providing the method used
(From The Ancient Brain, 1929)
The present story is exceptional and expresses this thought in a most novel manner.
There is no reason why, sometime in the future, Mr. Stanglandís idea will not be realized,
at least in part.
A device used to artificially stimulate cell growth and development.
Remote controlled robots used to perform dangerous work.
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