biostasis


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biostasis

(1) The ability of an organism to tolerate environmental changes without adapting to them.
(2) Cryostasis, see there.
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This means that a person wishing to retain their wealth across what could be many decades of biostasis might attempt do so by memorizing their access code and destroying any physical record of it -putting this wealth out of circulation until their future revival with memories intact.
Drawing always on Zhao's constructed photographs, the JCZ has from the beginning oscillated between the kinds of "documentary" projects represented by the Pulau Pejantan images and a range of sly, Swiftian "research" programs whose data- and image-rich mode of conceptual double entendre--on offer in ideas such as the proposed farming of tigers for medicinal purposes to reduce poaching ("Medicinal Tigers," 2007), "metamaterial" camouflage cloaks that secret observers in the field ("The Blind," 2008-10), and a process that induces biostasis to extend the life spans of endangered animals ("Acusis," 2008)--is designed to simultaneously inhabit and dismantle certain familiar structures of environmentalism, animal husbandry, and zoological research.
Examples of transbemans include beings who claim legal rights but (a) are of computerized substrate, or (b) have been revived from biostasis, or (c) whose DNA varies significantly from human DNA.
biostasis, is catching on, especially among those who think of their minds as information processes.