If you look out at nature, you find that as you tend to see suspended animation, you tend to see immortality.

Mark Roth

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“Suspended Animation Is Within our Grasp.” TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Suspended Animation Is Within our Grasp." TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by biochemist Mark Roth means that suspended animation -- the process by which animals appear dead, and then can wake up again without being harmed -- is similar to the concept of immortality, or the ability to live forever. Roth says he is interested in the potential of suspended animation to help humans in trauma, including people who "de-animate" because their heart stops. In nature, says Roth, bacterial spores can go into suspended animation for as long as 250 million years. The quote is from Roth's 2010 TED Talk about suspended animation. Watch the full TED Talk here: Mark Roth - Suspended Animation Is Within Our Grasp