The advertisement on Facebook back in 2023 said See the future through your own eyes! Our cryogenic pods will keep you safe through any natural or man-made disaster until a cure for what ails you is found and it is safe for you to live again. All this, including the medical procedure required, at little to no cost to you! Come to Cyropods, today!
My pod opened and I immediately began to awaken. I was lifted by invisible arms and placed in a padded box. I was engulfed by warmth.
"What is the date?" I whispered.
"June 25, 2333."
June 25, 2333. My 366th birthday. I haven't celebrated any, of course, since they sealed me in the pod.
"It took 307 years to find a cure for pancreatic cancer??"
"What? No. Medical research for disease has been shutdown; deemed a costly nonessential. The data does not support allowing those not in full physical and mental health to be a burden on the state. This policy has eliminated the need for pharmaceuticals (except for the death enhancers), long term care, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities. Cyrogenics labs such as Cyropods are being reallocated for use by the healthy who want the opportunity to see the future beyond that of the normal health-full lifespan."
The box began to move on silent wheels.
"Where are you taking me?"
"To see the future you were promised before you die."