Becoming an e-tree after life: Eco-friendly or eco-creepy?
Whatever your beliefs about life after death may be, there’s no denying that our planet earth, at its current state, could do with some more trees. There’s also the fact that at the end of our lives, a decision needs to be made about where our remains end up.
A company named Bios, attempted to solve both these issues using simple mathematics: you + seeds = trees. By putting one’s cremated remains into a biodegradable urn also containing seeds, your remains could be used to effectively “convert cemeteries into forests”.
It’s as if the seeds of this idea have grown, and now the company is taking their space-saving, eco-friendly solution to the next plane of existence.
That’s right. You can now plant your loved ones at home. And watch their progress on an app via a smart-urn. What. The.
The Bios Incube is the world’s first tree-as-afterlife incubator, in which you can plant your loved ones and track the growth of their tree. The sensors track moisture levels, temperature, electrical conductivity, and solar irradiance. Based on the sensor data, you’ll be recommended a set of optimal growing conditions via the app, and the urn will also add water as needed to continue to keep the tree alive. That’s surely taking the Internet of Things to the next level (and life too).
And if you’re not too much of a green thumb but you’d still like to keep your afterlife-tree-family-member around, you could ask Bios to grow it for you in one of their ‘incubator centres’. Wait a minute, that sounds suspiciously like a retirement, uh, garden?
Maybe I should make sure my kids get into the habit of watering the plants…
Would you like to become an e-tree after death?
To find out more about becoming a connected tree, check out Bios Incube.