Ashes to Ashes, Dust to… Interactive Biodegradable Funerary Urns Glenn McDonald August 13, 2017 on NPR All Tech Considered
Another alternative to our current, environmentally damaging burial practices.
Fairly comprehensive article.
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Courtesy of NPR.com | By GLENN MCDONALD | Posted 08.13.2017 | Published 09.25.2017
The Bios Urn mixes cremains with soil and seedlings. It automatically waters and cares for the memorial sapling, sending updates to a smartphone app. Bios Urn
Earlier this summer, a modest little startup in Barcelona, Spain, unveiled its newest product — a biodegradable, Internet-connected funeral urn that turns the ashes of departed loved ones into an indoor tree. Just mix the cremains with soil and seedlings, and the digital-age urn will automatically water and care for your memorial sapling, sending constant updates to an app on your smartphone.
At first glance, the concept seems gimmicky — evidently, we’re running out of ideas for smart appliances. But the Bios Incube system can also be seen as the latest example of a gradual transformation in modern culture.
Technology is fundamentally changing how we deal with death and its attendant…
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