Go to space after death
The launch of cremated remains into space is becoming an increasingly popular trend in the United States. Mesoloft, the company that specializes in launching human remains to a height of about 24,084 meters (80,000 feet) using balloons, is one of the many businesses that offer you to go after death to heaven. But why?
Alex Clements of Melosoft responds simply: “I think people are tired of putting themselves in a wooden box in the ground.”
Once at an altitude of 24,384 meters, it is still far from the real cosmos, which starts from a height of 100,000 meters, the robot running Arduino releases your ashes into the atmosphere, recording a short video that can be shown to friends and family at the funeral.
To leave for the services of funeral agencies in Japan is extremely expensive. However, a futuristic cemetery called “Ruriden” in the Buddhist temple of Kukokuji in Tokyo offers a more accessible option: a cabinet for cremated remains and a small Buddha statue with illumination (see the image above). It’s steeper than it seems, believe me.
According to Motherboard, there are more than 2000 such statues in the temple lined up in one row. Right behind them are the real remains of people. With the help of a smart card system, visitors can save information about their remembrance of their dear and dear ones: the necessary statues will light up, welcoming their “relatives”.
How much does this venture cost? 6600 dollars for one place, and also annual service at a rate of 80 dollars. Believe me, traditional funerals in Japan cost much more – tens of thousands of dollars.
Turn your remains into a diamond in a futuristic Buddhist temple
There is a reason why they are sometimes called “blood diamonds” – a lot of blood is spilled in the process of mining, honing, selling, cutting and gluing a brilliant precious piece to the jewelry. But there are alternatives. Moissanite, for example, is an artificial diamond that shines as brightly. And now you (technically, your dead body) can shine aki diamond.
Exactly. Your cremated remains can be squeezed into a diamond on an industrial machine.
According to LifeGem, which owns the only diamond manufacturing plant in the US, the process involves heating the carbon extracted from the remains to high temperatures and placing it under a special diamond press. After cutting and polishing on a diamond, you can cut initials or other identifiers. Romance.
Continue living in the form of a coral reef
If you prefer that your remains serve a more useful purpose – say, protect fragile underwater ecosystems – they can be tied to a “riffball”. This ball imitates reef material and allows marine life to cling to it.
The development of such balls is handled by Eternal Reefs. It uses a special mixture of concrete and combines it with your cremated remains. Once immersed in the ocean, a reef ball of concrete and your body will attract marine life and provide another shelter from the hardships of fate.
Allow mushrooms to use your cold corpse
Despite the fact that looking at that (sorry for the pun), as a decomposing body forms a natural environment with nutrients for others, it is unpleasant, such are the laws of nature. But if you pump the body with formaldehyde and use non-biodegradable materials in clothes, this mixture does not disintegrate in tens, if not hundreds of years.
Artist Jha Rim Lee and CEO Ceoio found a friendlier to the Earth alternative to the traditional western burial. She invented Infinity Burial Suit: a full body suit that grows mushrooms that can digest nails, hair and bones. Disputes of these “eternal mushrooms” are introduced into the clothing of the corpse, which greatly accelerates the decomposition process.
Bury yourself on a floating island
If the suburban cemetery is too boring for you, think about moving to Hong Kong. Once there, you can be buried on board the “Floating Eternity” – the sea cemetery, which was created specifically to unload the growing number of deaths in Hong Kong.
Although technically it is not available to customers, the floating cemetery will be able to accommodate ashes 370 000 people. The project is handled by the architectural company BREAD, which designed a circular path that allows you to see the cemetery from any angle.
Resurrect, thanks to artificial intelligence
Okay, what to do with your physical body, we have already discussed. But what about your consciousness? Loading consciousness on the Web remains a science fiction. But although the consciousness can not be resurrected yet, one can recreate your version, which will act (at least approximately) like you.
Various companies like the Swedish Fenix Begraving use ingenious AI algorithms to create interactive digital personalities, built on the basis of the dead. As they say in Fenix, a terrible ethereal personality allows, as it were, “to hear a voice from the other world.”
While a digital copy of a person can imitate only reading the text of the late hour