Space Aged Burial



Managing the truth of death is one that we would prefer not to confront. What’s more, for quite a while, a large portion of us had just two genuine choices: Burial, or incineration. These days, because of the advancements in science and innovation, you have a veritable tome of choices for your after-death habitation. Here is one..

Currently only one funeral home in the U.S offers resomation, or what they call “bio-cremation”—an eco-friendly alternative to the traditionally high rates of energy used in normal cremation. Resomation is a process whereby a mixture of water and potassium hydroxide are used to liquefy the body, leaving only the bones. (These are later ground into fragments, as with regular cremation, and are then given to the family.)

Because gas-powered cremation requires a massive output of energy (approximately 16-1800 degrees Fahrenheit, which creates a massive carbon footprint), and because dissolving the body …