Skip to comments.It seems that cemeteries are going to use up all the land
Posted on 08/10/2018 7:03:21 PM PDT by SamAdams76
I keep thinking about the fact that everywhere you go, there are cemeteries. As we get more and more populated with people, more and more people will die.
Eventually, I'm concerned that there will be so many dead people that we will run out of space to bury them and that they will then have to start tearing down houses of living people in order to find room to bury the dead.
This might not happen in my lifetime but if it doesn't, I'll become part of the problem because they will have to find a spot to bury me. I don't want them to have to tear down YOUR house in order to bury me.
So how to solve the problem? I'm thinking we need to do away with headstones and just start burying people with GPS markers. We have the technology now. This will allow us to bury people just about anywhere. On a beach. On a golf course. Out in the woods. Maybe even in somebody's backyard. So when you want to go visit the burial site of somebody buried this way, you just plug the coordinates into your smartphone (there will be an app for that) and follow the instructions to get there.
I think burial by GPS is a way better way to bury people. I especially like the backyard idea because it gives us an opportunity to make some extra income. Instead of paying a cemetery to bury somebody, just pay somebody with a backyard.
I'm thinking my backyard could bury up to maybe 1,000 people. Now if I got say, $449.95 per burial, that would amount to an income of $499,500. That would pay off my mortgage. I would assign everybody a unique GPS coordinate and they can come anytime to lay down flowers and such. I won't mind. Just no headstones. Maybe just a brick that will lay flush with the ground stenciled with the name and dates and such. I'll keep the lawn mowed and keep a water cooler out back so you can quench your thirst as you are visiting your deceased loved ones. I'll provide some parking spaces out front and play some Bach organ music on speakers.
Golf courses are another great idea for burial grounds. All that lush grass. Who wouldn't want to be buried on a golf course! Again, provide a GPS coordinate and then you can rent a golf cart and play your way to the burial site. Maybe you will have a cousin buried on the fourth hole (par 3) and a grandmother buried on the 10th hole (par 4). The more you go to visit them, the better you will get at golf!
Possibilities are endless. But let's start doing away with those cemeteries. They are taking up way too much land and soon we will run out of land if we keep going the way we are going. Soon, the entire world will be one big cemetery with no room left for living people. We can't keep building cemeteries. Look at the map of a section of Queens, NY below - all the green areas are cemeteries! You can see how this will become an even bigger problem if people keep dying and we do nothing about it.
You have WAY too much time on your hands.
That’s a much better idea than recycling. Old people don’t taste good no matter how you prepare them.
There is an alternative.
The entire population of the world wouldn’t even begin to fill up the Grand Canyon. So no worries.
I’m fine with having my corpse liquified and made safe enough to pour into a lake. There are just too many people on the planet too continue with earthen burials as the most used method. If a doctor wants to take some of my organs first, then fine. After that, I won’t be needing a lot of physical space on this plane. No need to hog the resources.
I vacationed once at Lake George. Now you got me to wondering how the lake got its name.
If we buried people vertically, they’d take up less space.
America is relatively young but we still have a number of cemeteries that are no longer visible. In Europe there unearth the remains of humans quite frequently. They’re finding cemeteries under parking lots, when excavating new building sites ect. It wasn’t that long ago that the remains of Richard the third were unearthed when builders were extending a parking lot at an Episcopal Church somewhere in England. I had a friend about 20 years ago used to have a high school job working in a cemetery that routinely collapsed graves and put new vaults on top of old grave sites. I think we’ll see that probably in the near future at some crowded urban areas traditional grave sites. The old Congressional graveyard up off of Capitol Hill in Washington DC has been shuttered for years and I’m not sure if anybody is even being buried there currently. I wonder what happened with that plot of very expensive land?
My grandparents on one side broke with tradition and were cremated. One set of their parents already had a plot, so their ashes are buried there.
My parents are talking about cremation with no stone, and having their ashes spread in a favorite place.
I have decided some time back I will do the same.
I see and have often indulged in the emotional need for a place to visit, but the spirits of the names on those stones aren’t there.
Usually your vanities are a bit more uplifting, Sam! I liked the one you did on the shopping malls back in the 80s. Memory lane and all that.
More deaths equal more people voting Democrat/s
In a more serious note: many countries who are running out of room for cemeteries are pushing cremation and either keeping ashes at home or putting them in a “memorial garden” or at sea. In either case, they claim, it’s more eco-friendly.
No zombie apocalypse for you!
Take a Flight anywhere and you’ll see miles and miles of nothing and nobody
You will have to get out the jackhammers and dynamite to blast new holes.
And NO. You will not put your dead in the cranberries bogs
Seedless watermelons are awesome. How did they grow watermelons without the seeds!
Next, I hope they can start growing pitless cherries. I would eat more cherries if they didn't have pits in them. I know you can spit them out but it's kind of gross.
I think I remember reading that in japan you get a plot for like 5 years and then someone else gets to use it.
If you dig deep enough, you get to China.
Instead of digging, just load cemetary bodies on to shipping containers and send dead people to China, tariff free.
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