Ashes to Ashes, Dust to … Interactive Biodegradable Funerary Urns?

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Dying & Death Talk

Courtesy of | By GLENN MCDONALD | Posted 08.13.2017 | Published 09.25.2017

lead-image-25f1f33857b414426073e4cbf733c218dc59eeba-s800-c85 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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