The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under the defense department created the Biostasis program to make this golden hour much longer, a race against time itself, not just to improve logistics and battlefield care, but also to assist combat medics in treating traumatic injuries.
Biostasis is the ability of an organism to tolerate environmental changes without having to actively adapt to them.
In fact, the unique attributes offered by a purely digital, decentralized currency possibly make it uniquely suited as a means of retaining one's wealth even while in long-term biostasis.” A hallmark of digital currencies is their reliance on cryptographic codes as the sole means of accessing the currency, i.e.
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.
for weeks in biostasis," the Reptiles "dart about faster and faster, scream past each other at supersonic speed, their flexible skulls flapping in black winds of insect agony." This agony is relieved when "The Mugwump Man comes with alabaster jars of fluid and the Reptiles get smoothed out" (50).