Cryobiologists are hopeful that a new technology called nanotechnology will make revival a reality someday. Nanotechnology uses microscopic machines to manipulate single atoms -- the tiniest units of an organism -- to build or repair virtually anything, including human cells and tissues.
The hope is that, one day, nanotechnology will repair not only the cellular damage caused by the freezing process, but also the damage caused by aging and disease. Some cryobiologists predict that the first cryonic revival might occur somewhere around the year 2040.
The first thing that will happen when cryotechnology evolves to the point of successful thawing and re-animation? Ted Williams will shake off the frost and sock a few dingers, and Walt Disney will set about creating AustraliaDisney.