I’ve always wondered about putting people in suspended animation, by whatever means, and waking them up in the far future. I mean, suppose that this had always been possible, and that someone from George Washington’s time had been frozen, and just woken up. Ignore any quibbles about them not having commercial amounts of electricity, or cold resistant materials, etc. For this comment, I don’t care about any of that.
My first question is, think about the revolution in, well, everything, since ol’ George’s time. Transport, communication, food, houses, construction materials, everything. He would be exactly like a newborn baby. Except that babies have adults assigned to take care of them for a couple of decades until they can fend for themselves. But what about someone from 300 years ago?
My second question is, why would anyone today bother thawing someone from long ago? Could they provide anything of value? Would Van Gogh be as great a painter if he were world famous?