Morbid late night Q: if neither costs nor availability were a problem, then after your death would you prefer a classic burial/cremation or something else (plastination, space burial, made a diamond, cryogenic chamber etc)?
If cost were no object I would definitely opt for cryogenics. I like the chance at immortality.
I just want an air-tight coffin so bugs can't eat me.
Eco urn/pod to grow a tree. My spouse likes that idea...kill me twice.
Donate organs, then butt me without preservatives so that I can be reabsorbed into the food web
It's the circle of liiiiife 🎵
Whatever is cheapest. City dump maybe after selling my organs on the black market. I don't want my death to burden those around me with thousands of dollars of costs while they are also mourning.
Take whatever organs you can take, then fire me off into space
Burn me and crush my bones. Save the titanium hardware and melt it into a ring or something. Scatter me in a National Forest.
Donate me then cremate me.
One of my friends died last week and her service is Saturday. She was in my tops group and she was in my Red Hat group. So her friends are showing up wearing a red hats and purple dresses to honor her.
Burial at sea. I don’t know if it’s civilians can have that or not, at least legally, I went to one.
I think I'm ok with cremation
I’m Jewish so I’m going with classic but if I could, I would want to be buried in those three things so my remains nourish a tree. I like that idea. I mean, talk about recycle!
In Oregon you can be buried in what is basically a basket so everything will be very organic. I am kind of foggy today but I think actually you can have a tree planted over your sight.
You are planted with the bulb or root or acorn or something. All enclosed in a sack. It was awesome but it’s against my religion I think.
Yeah they do the tree thing. I like that idea. Why is it against your religion?
I want my wife and kids to have a place to visit and remember me. If I have no family left, dump me in the landfill.
You're right. My kids can visit me there as well.
I want a Viking burial, like they did for Thor's mother in the last Thor movie. They put her on a boat and then fired flaming arrows which set her boat on fire as she glided off into eternity.
Dead is dead. Don’t waste valuable land on corpses.
Will already written, as well as DNR and Living Will. Family knows my preference. It’s just kinder to take the decisions out of their hands as much as possible - they will be dealing with enough trauma as it is.
Anything I want? Cost is no object? Create a program, starting at Cal Tech and MIT, where donated cadavers are wired up for cyborg battles. I wanna be the CalTech champion.
Cremated immediately and ashes in an urn in the niche I bought. Just let some family members know where I am.
Probably burial at sea. I had to do about 20 of those in my younger Navy days. The ceremony is actually pretty awesome and since I would have spent a large majority of my adult life in the military (100% of it, as of right now, since I joined straight out of high school), it has become my life. What better way to solidify that than by becoming one with what made me the person I am.
That was my choice also. I went to one several years ago. We took a Coast Guard Cutter out.
Was it for a family member? Ours were all just people we didn't know. We also did it while crossing the Atlantic so no family members were there.
Burial at the family plot.
Id love to do what my dad always wanted, but we were unable to fulfill that request. To be buried in my dad's backyard (it will someday be my backyard), no casket or a biodegradable casket and a tree planted over my remains 💖 I just wish I could be buried by my dad, but because of yhe financial issues, he had to be buroed in a cemetary, and there are no more available lots by him :(
For all I care whoever is left to take care of the remains can put the body in the municipal incinerator and generate some energy.
Cryogenic freeze for me...I'm planning on coming back.
I'd like to be buried in a refrigerator so my body won't rot.
Throw my body into a river and forget about it. Once I'm done with it, it's really not much use to anybody.
Download my brain onto a computer and use it as a base for an organic A.I.
Church funeral (open casket), then a standard cremation.
I was wrong, could have bet you'd want a standard interment as opposed to cremation.
Id want one of those pods that becomes a tree. To me, whats the point of ornate coffins cluttering the earth?
Ghats what Id pick but ultimately its lived ones choice, theyd have to cope with death, not e.
What? Pods that turn into trees that you can be buried in?
While we're all living in 2017, AJ is living in 3017!
My kids know, donate anything viable to people needing organs first, then anything science wants it can have with which to teach or experiment on, if there’s anything left after cremate it in whatever way you want. You want me to be a diamond, ok. You want me to be part of a tree, sure. Whatever will be best for your grieving or, if my parenting goes drastically wrong, celebrating. As long as the memorial has appetizers and drinks (preferably a nice meal too) I promise not to haunt you.
Amen!! I want every organ possible donated, like why not
I would like to be cremated, and I want my ashes to be buried in my family’s cemetery in Gallipolis, OH.
Thought about donating to science but usually means I get dissected by a medical student which doesn't advance science, so it's a tossup between deep space and cryogenics. I know it's very unlikely to be revived but would die with a glimmer of hope.