Steve Aoki wants to be cryogenically frozen with his family after death
Inside boxer Tyson Fury’s wild Vegas night victory lap
Cannes Lions 2019: All the biggest parties
Steve Aoki knows his streetwear
Blink-182 helps Steve Aoki raise $500K for brain science
Legendary DJ Steve Aoki wants to keep the beat going forever.
The 43-year-old music man is hoping to be cryogenically frozen after his death so he can come back to life when research allows it, he said on the “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” show this week.
“My passion is in what’s in the future with brain technology,” Aoki shared. “The angle is finding a way to live forever, and that sounds kind of scary and crazy when you say that. … My mom’s 78. I want to see her live to 120. I want to say, ‘Mom, you have another 50 more years left,’ you know?”
The turntable king, whose net worth is reportedly in the $100 million range, said he is hoping to keep himself preserved with technology developed by the Alcor Life Foundation — where freezing yourself costs $220,000.
“So Alcor is a facility that deep freezes your body. … If I’m so lucky to die in a hospital situation where they can move my whole body and quickly get my body — my brain most importantly — into this deep Kelvin temperature, and … if there’s technology to actually bring you back, then I could come back,” Aoki explained.
He said his mom and sister are not as enthusiastic about freezing themselves as he is, but that he hopes he can convince them so he won’t be alone in the far future if his plan works.
“But it’s like the sad thing is, I don’t want to come back and my whole family’s gone. That’s why I’m … asking my whole family, ‘Let’s at least all do it together.’”
Aoki first made his desires to be cryogenically frozen known in 2016 when he told Rolling Stone he was inspired to make the move after watching his father, Rocky, the founder of restaurant chain Benihana, die.
“He had tubes all in him, but he’d grip my hand tight,” Aoki shared. “He was still there, fighting. His brain was not ready to die.”
Share this article:
Source: Read Full Article