One thing we know for certain about death is that we will definitely run out of room to bury people in the very near future. The switch to universal cremation is inevitable. But even after we switch to cremation, we're bound to run out of room on earth for all the urns. Funeral services, too, are heading towards obsolescence. Luckily Swedish firm Lots Design has a novel concept for the future of burials: A biodegradable, compressed paper pod for cremains.

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Dying humans can etch their last words directly onto the urn or stick memorabilia into the slit at the top after they pre-purchase a pod. Then their relatives can throw them in the ocean, where the pod will eventually dissipate and their bone powder will sink to the bottom and stay there. And we don't have to worry about space. Image by Lots Design

Lots Design via Yanko Design

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