Do you ever wonder what it would be like to re-enter the world after being cryogenically frozen for half a century?
We imagine it’s something like what 69-year-old Otis Johnson experienced. Johnson was sentenced to 44 years in jail at the age of 25 after assaulting a police officer, and was recently released at the age of 69.
Obviously, things are a little different now.
“I seen that everybody was talking to themselves,” he says in an interview with Al Jazeera. “Then I looked closer and they seemed to have things in their ears… iPhones they call them or something like that.”
To put his perplexion into perspective, the last year Johnson was a free man saw the invention of the floppy disk. He’s also not used to having access to funny dinners and different coloured drinks, which he now consumes simply out of amusement. Pre-mixed peanut butter and jelly, for instance, was especially curious – and “definitely not in the prison system.”
His story is equally heartwarming as it is heartbreaking, and should absolutely be made into a movie. Here’s a six-minute trailer: