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This Futuristic Cemetery Would Convert Corpses Into Electricity

Gross? Cool? Gross and cool?

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation just won a competition hosted by the University of Bath's Centre for Death and Society to design the cemetery of the future, and the winning design is nothing if not futuristic—it would involve interring the bodies in vessels with microbial fuel cells that would speed up their decomposition and generate electricity, which would power a series of lanterns throughout the cemetery. It's hard to know exactly how we should react to this, so we'll let you decide.

Decomposing Bodies Power Ethereal Cemetery Lanterns [PSFK]