Now we can send those augments on a long flight

This is a fairly short article from Wired about suspended animation. Apparently, scientists are now injuring pigs, draining their blood, replacing it with a different fluid, nearly stopping their hearts and most of their brain activity, coming back 1-2 hours later, draining the fluid, replacing it with blood, and sewing the pig back up.

And the pig wakes up as good as new.

Stuck Pig

But 78-6 is, in fact, only mostly dead – the common term for her state is, believe it or not, suspended animation.
Metabolism slows, oxygen demand dives, and the time available to treat the injury stretches. “With the pig essentially dead,” Alam says, “we’ve got hours to fix it and play around.”

Miracle Max: He probably owes you money huh? I'll ask him.

Inigo Montoya: He's dead. He can't talk.

Miracle Max: Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do.

Inigo Montoya: What's that?

Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change.

The Princess Bride

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