Cryonics is a cutting edge field of research that involves freezing the human body to artificially preserve it. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Alcor Life Extension Foundation is “the world leader in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics technology” (Cryonics). Alcor defines cryonics  “the science of cryopreserving and caring for terminal patients after contemporary medicine can no longer treat them effectively” (Cryonics).