“So, tell us Dr. Bagayogo, what does the Balakrishnan-Li process do?”
“The Balakrishnan-Li process is a method to sustain life over a long period of time. It pauses something. It pauses everything. It holds a being outside time, beyond development or entropy.”
“How does this process work?”
“Slowly a person is shut down. Chemically they are taken to the point of minimal function. The organs the brain, everything is taken beyond a point of rest to almost perfect idleness”
“What does it feel like?”
There is no feeling. These people are gone far beyond consciousness. Consciousness is epiphenomenal. It is unnecessary, it, it’s an obstacle for suspended animation. It must be removed from the equation.
“And how do you do that without killing someone?”
"When someone drowns there is a moment. Before the body is fully asphyxiated. When the subconscious takes over, the brain operates purely on instinct - on survival instinct and supersedes the consciousness. This is the moment we seek for suspended animation - a brain functioning just enough to avoid atrophy, to stay alive but not active enough for presence for development, for growth, for change... or regression.”
“How long can a person stay like this?”
"The Universe is infinitely vast. Human appetite is infinitely large. One day surely we will want to cross the vastness of the universe. Ha. And with even today’s techniques we could."
from 1C: pre - launch sequence,
released February 15, 2016
Reporter: Hera Chan
Polaris Medtech Rep. : Natasha Desmarais
Dr. Bagagyogo: Elena Stoodley