• Question: would the Carbonite bath (the one han solo was in) from star wars be possible and would it be used to contain criminals

    Asked by Jay willi@m5 to Ed on 20 Mar 2015.
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      Ed Rial answered on 20 Mar 2015:

      Hi Jay

      It may be possible at some point in the future to place someone in suspended animation, but I don’t think it would or should be used to contain criminals.

      Criminals need to be rehabilitated, and you can’t do that if they are in suspended animation.

      It could be used for people who have a disease for which there is no cure. Place them in carbonite and defrost them when a cure becomes available.

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