Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

So, in the past two months, we've lost 2 very dear friends of ours. One, an adopted mom, and the other a good man that was great at capturing life with his camera. It hasn't been easy, and sadness affects everyone differently.

In the future nation, we'll have many different ways to celebrate and mourn those in passing. But how do we handle the science? I got to thinking about the science of death in space, or on another planet. Many ideas of reusing and recycling our food wastes, and materials will be a given; what about us? How do we help our nation even after our passing. I do not wish to offend anyone in their beliefs, only to pose the question as to how will those beliefs change when your survival may depend on others sacrifices?

http://www.nbcnews.com/mach/environment/future-death-will-be-lot-greener-bit-creepy-n699261

Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

That infinity suit sounds brilliant. I have no issue with my dead body being used for whatever purpose can be found for it. Plant food, medical training, whatever.

Nice to be useful one last time.

Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

Ditto to Richard. Aside from the obvious potential of harvesting organs for transplantation, the human body is a literal treasure trove of stored energy, water, organic material, micro and macro nutrients. In the resource constrained environment of a space habitat or an off-world settlement like the moon or Mars, ...

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Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

Recently, I came across this company who is trying to use fungi to help decompose human remains in order to make it readily available for plants to consume (I think I saw it on Facebook, as a matter of fact). I believe that fungi are the future. We should ...

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Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

We could also take some little parts for the future first.
Like a piece of bone for the stem-cells, a piece of the
intestines for the bacteria, some blood for white cells,
Maybe a little part of the brain and so on.

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Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC
  • Yes, a funeral can honour the dead for their contribution to the continuation of the environment. Perhaps, a name carved into a list of passed Asgardians.
Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

if I remember correctly, the reasons why burial was originally used was due to the impact of the dead upon the living: disease.

I was giving consideration to how to deal with dead Asgardians while on board the space station specifically dealing with the odor and potential ...

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Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

Well that's six of six posters of a single mind on the subject. A small cross section of Asgardia, but still fascinating that we share this outlook. Makes me feel good about how Asgardian culture will develop.


Anyone feel different?

Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

One can have dreams of a space viking burial - burning on a free reentry - or shot directly into the sun.

But recycling a body on a space station is a more practical and reasonal approach.