After I die, I don´t want to rot slowly six feet under or be reduced to a pile of ashes. Can you suggest any unusual alternatives to burial or cremation?
Our favorite alternative for the afterlife
-being launched into space like James Doohan of Star Trek's Mr. Scott fame-is suitable for those not bothered by the vagaries of commercial space launches. But if you like the idea of giving back to the planet after you leave, "promession," a body-disposal method developed by Swedish biologist Susanne Wiigh-Masak, may be the way to go. A body is put in a con-tainer and dipped in a vat of liquid nitrogen cooled to "321 degrees F, which dehydrates it and makes it so brittle that a jolt of vibration "shatters" it into heaps of powder.