Expat Life sat down with Cliff Brown from the UK who has devoted his life for the last 20 years researching and developing a platform on Cryonics (the practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have just died, in the hope that scientific advances may allow them to be revived in the future). We caught up with him at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bangkok.
How did you first hear about Cryonics?
I was in the automobile supply business in London in the late 90s and started research online for any way to extend life as we know it, Cryonics was and still is the most reasonable alternative to death.
Do you think this technology can actually work?
Yes! It is not something we can do today or tomorrow, however there are positive signs in nature with small animals such as squirrels and frogs that do manage this process every year in cold weather. If this already occurs naturally with these animals, we should be able to improve the technology and be able to do this with people.
How did you start this business?
I have always had an active business mind and gathered information working on various businesses including finance and real estate. I organised a number of major events – in Cannes, London, Ibiza, Macau and the South of Thailand. Having social knowledge has also been a key in preparing for such a big project. Now with a growth of network companies such as Facebook, and with an expensive product (Cryonics) there is potential for the largest possible revenue stream.
Do you think Thailand can be important for Cryonics and why?
SE Asia is a booming part of the world. Thailand is a hub for tourism and healthcare, an ideal base for international projects, and close to China. Thai people are friendly and understanding and I am hoping they will welcome such a change that will boost their economy. There has been a number of viral Cryonics news articles that spark lots of interest in Thailand. The healthcare and the banks here are amongst the best in the world and with these end-of-life healthcare and life insurance products should allow Cryonics life extension business to flourish.
What will happen in the future if Cryonics works and we come back in say 100 years from now?
I think life won’t be much different for us, as we know it, granted there will be some extra new technologies for us to learn, it will be a bit like going back to school, learning about the changes that have happened since. I’m also looking forward to the benefits of better medicine and technology to help us live a longer and healthier lifestyle, and also the possibility of space exploration and colonising some other planets. We really need to be educated on the power of this change and the potential of what we can achieve from it, rather than dying and losing it all.
Do you believe in Cryonics yourself?
Yes! I do. I also believe in anti-ageing: I believe we will discover medicine that will cure ageing like a disease. This will allow us to cure most diseases recognised today, most of them get worse when we age. I think Cryonics is the first step for us to find ways to stay forever young. When we don’t grow old anymore, we will only need Cryonics in case of emergency in an accident or if an incurable disease to allow extra time to recover.
How will it be possible to make this a globally recognised product and brand name?
I started with a Life Conference in 2018 and 2019, and this year’s Life conference (2020) will be on 4th December at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Bangkok. We are planning a world tour to gain publicity and awareness. Cryonics4U Co Ltd is a portal for customers to join us from around the world and we are looking at having our own Cryonics facility in SE Asia. Multi-level marketing tools will allow us to grow the business and collaborate with all kinds of businesses along the way. Life insurance will make Cryonics affordable and ultimately it will be a product for everyone.