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Bedford Day

August 6th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

It finally happened today. All of us at Alcor have worried about it since we’ve worked here, but we really did lose Dr. Bedford this afternoon. While there had been some dicey scenarios in the past, like power outages and gas line failures, nothing compared to today’s utter software breakdown. While pressurizing the liquid nitrogen supply, the primary chamber’s meter fatally malfunctioned and cause the tank to explode, sending the frigid liquid everywhere and rendering all of the surrounding equipment useless. Bedford’s chamber was compromised badly, and his situation was impossible before we were even able to safely enter.

If you don’t know, Dr. James Bedford was a psychology professor, but more famously the first person to have his body cryogenically preserved. Following his death in 1967, his physician immediately packed his body in ice, and not long afterward his corpse was transferred into a chamber kept chilled with liquid nitrogen. He was moved to our facility in 1982 and we have cared for him ever since. This has been a great honor for each and every one of us, which is why I’m more worried about our moral than the accident. We will all bear this cross for a long time to come.

Of course it could happen. There’s a reason my coworkers and I have worried about this scenario precisely. The headlines will be brutal, our explanation will be unskillful and damage to our organization will be irreparable. In retrospect, I truly believe he could have never been reanimated based on the test measurements from the last time he was moved into a new chamber in 1991. When viewed through today’s data lenses, his prospects seem hopeless. But none of the retrospection matters. There were several clients whose existence was officially wiped out today, but Bedford was an icon of our industry, one that will never forgive any of us for this transgression.

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