It sounds like the loopiest science fiction, but – like Simon Cowell – scores of middle-class couples are paying £10 a week for their bodies to be frozen when they die. So can you really buy immortality for the price of a pizza?
… Ellen admits her first reaction was to laugh. But it quickly became clear David was not joking.
‘After the initial surprise, I had no doubt in my mind that he was serious. Most people would have been shocked, but David had always been quirky. It was what attracted me to him in the first place.
‘The next day, he handed me a computer disk with all the information about the process and I was really taken aback at what I saw. Being frozen wasn’t just a myth any more, it was really possible and with a specialist life insurance policy it wasn’t beyond my reach financially.’
Ellen was immediately taken by the idea. ‘I thought “why not?” Some people may think that it’s a bit morbid, but to me the alternatives when you die are a lot scarier.
‘I know it’s not a certainty that I will be brought back to life, but to me it’s just the natural progression of science; it is certainly not out of the realms of possibility.