Two High Tech Burial Methods

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When it comes to dealing with the thought of death some people react differently than most. Given these new ideas that were brought forth simply by the interest of people we see that there can be alternatives to methods and not just about ideas to the traditional burial or cremation

Space Burial

The idea of spending eternity floating in space might not appeal to people who enjoy gravity and stability as opposed to black nothingness, but for sci-fi diehards, it’s now possible to be buried in space.

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This varies depending on—as always—cost and availability. One common way is for some of your ashes to be taken up in a ship that’s already headed for space. But, the cost of spaceflight is already exorbitant, so current standards dictate only less than .25 ounces can actually be put on the ship. Maybe it’s the thought that counts, even in death?

Other options include a “low-orbit journey” that takes you from Earth and back (nearly $1,000). But for those who simply must leave Earth never to return, some companies allow ashes to be shot onto the moon, or into deep space itself, for ten grand and up.

Cryonics

Also known as the burial option for the pretentious and obscenely rich, cryonics is rooted in the belief that if the body is frozen, later medical science will be able to reanimate the body, with memory and personality unharmed.

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This is a rather controversial method of after-death care, and it’s possible it’s actually counter-intuitive, as the chemicals used in the freezing procedure are thought to be toxic. Still, approximately 200 people have signed up to be frozen across the US. Prices vary widely based on the particular company, but averages for whole-body freezing run upwards of $200 grand, while just freezing your head will only set you (or your life insurance) back $80,000.