November 26, 2018

How should humanity approach the future of death?

Charlotte Platt, 28

This story examines the evolution of death in a world where humanity has always taken more than its fair share. Faced with a trade for resources in a distasteful format, choices must be made between individual wishes and the greater good.

With the approaching ban on the formaldehyde product formalin, used in the preservation of corpses before burial, the decreasing space in graveyards and the inevitable burden of when a greying population ages out, humanity’s relationship with death will have to change with the times. Precious few people like to contemplate this reality, but with our legacy being one of extinction and exploitation we must choose how we wish to continue. Looking at the ideas of equality, equity and renewal, Manna from Above asks if humans can change for the better, even in death.

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