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08 May 2008 @ 11:23 pm
On the subject of my remains  
I don't often think about how I want my remains to be handled after I shuffle off this mortal coil. But occasionally, an article pops up on the web, and I am reminded that I have an ordered list of preferred ways I want my remains to be handled upon death:

  1. If Ray Kurzweil is not a nut, and the Singularity is nigh, I won't have to worry. I'm not so sure about that.

  2. Three Words: Cyborg reanimation experiments.

  3. In the event that I died during a zombie apocalypse, my body should be burned in a way no different than any other zombie - the mass funeral pyres which are certain to follow are not too good for me.

  4. In the event that this was not the direct cause of my death, my body should be fed to an enormous herd of velociraptors. If velociraptors do not exist, being fed to any other primarily meat-eating dinosaur(s) will do.

  5. In the totally lame future in which I die and there are NO FUCKING DINOSAURS, my body should be eaten by Dermestidae

  6. The one from the article.

  7. Cremation.

  8. Whatev.

Note that any of my organs still viable before the handling should be donated to anyone who needs them, if this is still a problem society has. If there is a skeleton left after any of these events, I would like it to be used in an elaborate prank before it is donated to science.
Nightwalkerhalfawake on May 9th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
I've always thought the black hole body disposal method would be cool, personally.
❀✯ L.E. Arroway ✭✈: eyeballlyght on May 9th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
Still trying to figure out how using a strong base is "more environmentally friendly" than cremation or burial.
The past is prologuenemoren on May 9th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Ditto. I get the air pollution factor, but I'd like to know more about what happens to the lye-sludge. All kinds of inadvisable stuff is allowed down the drain already.
The Alphabet Witch: The Ragewilowisp on May 9th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
This post pretty much rocks my face off. My. Face. Off. My face is now donated to either a person in need of a face transplant or science, who ever wins the cage match.
like a hundred billion hot dogs: madnesshalf_double on May 9th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
I love your options. I hope it gets to be the velociraptors.
chadvalentinechadvalentine on May 9th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
If there is a skeleton left after any of these events, I would like it to be used in an elaborate prank before it is donated to science.

Consider it post-more-Done.
Rosamund: Bunny bunny bunnyrosa_mundi on May 9th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Oh man.
prof_vencireprof_vencire on May 10th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
One thing I've learned? Even Post-Singularity, you might get eaten up. Or erased by the FLARING ENERGY of a DYING STAR. Or whatever.

a_simple_monka_simple_monk on May 10th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
This post rocks. I have always felt that my preferred method of disposal would be getting buried in the sky in the method of the Tibetan Buddhist monks. They cut your flesh off your bones in little strips and feed it to vultures. Talk about recycling...