Technically Dead

Technology has long driven the way we handle death. During the Civil War, embalming rose to prominence so young men’s bodies could be sent home to their families; modern medicine took dying out the home; cremation created a demand for hands-off funeral planning. Today, it may seem that our death practices are fairly set in stone; but in light of changing values, technology is once again poised to reshape the way we die, how we mourn, the fate of our remains, and the prospect of death itself.

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Tessa Love

writer. tech, identity, culture, more. @tessamlove