An architect from Seattle, Washington, named Katrina Spade, put forward an unusual way for burying the dead. According to Spade, instead of the traditional ways - cremation or burial - one can use dead bodies for the production of fertilizers.
In practice, it is proposed to implement the idea in the form of a three-story "tower," in which bodies would be placed with carbon-enriched compost. As a result, the bodies would decompose fully in a few months, leaving a rich compost that can be used as fertilizer afterwards.
The developers of the idea have not forgotten about the "humane" side of its either. They believe that people can fertilize their gardens with the compost made of the bodies of their deceased relatives. In general, composted human remains can be used to fertilize US national parks.
"The Urban Death Project is not simply a system for turning our bodies into soil-building material. It is also a space for the contemplation of our place in the natural world, and a ritual to help us say goodbye to our loved ones by connecting us with the cycles of nature," a message posted on the website of the project says.
The idea of the project appears to be an echo of monstrous experiments of Nazi Germany over concentration camp prisoners. Nazis were also trying to invent new biological technologies, Pravda.Ru says. They would try to create a vaccine against malaria by infecting prisoners with the deadly disease and conduct a variety of other blood-chilling experiments on humans. It appears that USA seems to be developing this line of experiments on the year of the 70th anniversary of Great Victory over fascism, even though Nazis preferred people alive rather than dead.