Sunday, July 1, 2012
Just take a few moments to consider the implications of a technology that allows you to survive without breathing. Kheir imagines that the injections could find their way into first aid kits for deep sea divers and mountain climbers; that they could allow swimmers to stay submerged for longer stretches of time; that they might enable new, intricate surgical procedures. Not to mention possible applications for an oxygen shot in space travel or firefighting—or in preventing cerebral palsy, a consequence of oxygen deprivation in the womb.
The possibilities are (heh) breathtaking."
By Katy Waldman / Slate