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Post by Chilli-head on 30th August 2011, 12:50 pm

... and we're not talking wicker caskets and woodland burials !

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So, in addition to the conventional fates of being buried or burnt, you may now have the option of being liquefied and poured down the drain, or freeze dried and composted !

What do you reckon ? I might consider being freeze dried and spread on the vegetable plot at two handfuls per square yard, but I don't much fancy being liquified ! Urgh !

Soylent Green starts to sound ever more prophetic.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 30th August 2011, 1:09 pm

Make Room! Make Room! the very excellent Harry Harrison novel on which Soylent Green was based was very prophetic indeed. The film discarded a lot of the core stuff about the dangers of population growth and just focused on the cannibalism aspect.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 30th August 2011, 3:48 pm

So, none of the problematic, social and climate issues arising from over population that Hollywood would have trouble selling on the public, just the savoury people eating bits and end of life scare tactics? So not suprising.
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Post by Dandelion on 30th August 2011, 4:42 pm

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So, in addition to the conventional fates of being buried or burnt, you may now have the option of being liquefied and poured down the drain, or freeze dried and composted

I hope you don't get a bottle of the dearly departed's liquid remains to ...er...pour rather than scatter??!!

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 30th August 2011, 5:45 pm

A bottle of distilled ancestor... Spirits of the Past... it has potential.

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Post by Chilli-head on 30th August 2011, 6:17 pm

Hey Billy, you could have a career in marketing with ideas like that ... (Ducks and runs for cover ...)
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Post by Dandelion on 30th August 2011, 7:02 pm

...or it could be the material for second rate sit-coms ('Pour yourself a drink, Uncle...')

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 30th August 2011, 7:15 pm

Chilli-head wrote:Hey Billy, you could have a career in marketing with ideas like that ... (Ducks and runs for cover ...)

I did actually try a career in marketing. With ideas like that. Which is how I got where I am today. I still maintain Abzorba the Sponge was a winner.

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Post by Adrian on 31st August 2011, 2:27 pm

I like the idea of cryogenics

But waking up in a cold hostile environment surrounded by my family, well thats just christmas

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Post by Kristy lee on 31st August 2011, 11:52 pm

Here in Australia you can actually donate your body to the Universities if you live (or die) close enough to them. There's a whole process of paperwork to go through when you are alive though.

Do they do that anywhere else?
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Post by polgara on 1st September 2011, 7:32 am

Not sure about whole body donations, but you can be a donor, in which case I would assume that they would take what they need at any given time.

There are several cryo centres I think Badger, not my idea of fun, I don`t think my descendants or anyone would want to revive me.

Having talked with the DSs I want a woodland thing & to be covered with bluebells.

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Post by Chilli-head on 1st September 2011, 9:48 am

I'm sure you can; medical students need something to practice on after all. This reminds me of the most bizzare exhibit in the history of computing exhibition at the science museum - the brain of Charles Babbage pickled in a jar !
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Post by flute on 1st September 2011, 5:44 pm

I heard somewhere that cryogenics wouldn't physically be able to work because when you where woken up the liquid nitrogen in your veins would poison you. I think. Either that or the freezing would burst your cells. Something like that.

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Post by Lottie on 1st September 2011, 6:17 pm

My lot want to turn me into a diamond... Shocked Maggie has the idea of making us all into diamonds as we depart this realm, then flogging us as a necklace...... Shocked Laughing Rolling Eyes

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Post by Chilli-head on 31st January 2019, 11:31 am

... Or how about being composted ?

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Post by freebird on 31st January 2019, 9:18 pm

Yes I read that this morning - thought it was a great idea.
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Post by Ploshkin on 1st February 2019, 1:18 pm

I've always said I'd be happy to be put on the compost heap.
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Post by Ploshkin on 1st February 2019, 1:47 pm

Actually, it's always baffled me why it is illegal to bury livestock (since foot & mouth) but not to bury humans. They say it's because of disease risk. In reality animals very rarely die of disease - they're more likely to die on their backs, choke, get stuck in something, hang themselves, or drop dead out of spite. Humans are far more likely to die of a disease.
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Post by Dandelion on 3rd February 2019, 5:17 pm

I wouldn't mind being composted - it's a good article. But is the woman who runs the company who is behind this really called Katrina Spade???

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