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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jun 2 11:55 PM

June 3rd, 2016: You Look Mahvelous

China’s central planning bosses dump money into projects that will advance the country’s prestige, wealth, and power…
with nary a thought to enrich themselves or their grip on the government. But I digress…

Ahem... Yeah well, one of the technologies they have been pushing is 3-D digital printing.
Instead of supplying millions of dollar-a-day slaves with its attendant problems. 3-D digital printing can do many things
cheaper than people, as well as things people, even robots, can’t. In this development push they are trying to find things
to solve how to make, before someone else does.
Being successful at 3-D printing prosthetics, caused the funeral directors to say, ‘Yo, over here’.

In China, which lacks much basic infrastructure, serious accidents are prone to happen.
Consider the Tianjin Port explosion from August last year, or the collapse of huge volumes of man-made construction
waste in Shenzhen, which killed nearly 60 people. These accidents cause massive damage to the surrounding area, and
anyone caught in one of them could have limbs severed and bones crushed. It’s not pretty, and it shows at the funeral.
China Radio International reports that this is why Longhua Funeral Parlor has decided to use 3-D printing to repair
damaged bodies before they’re put on display in front of the deceased’s family members and friends.

But mending damaged bodies is nothing new in China. Its funeral homes have traditionally reconstructed damaged or
disfigured bodies with sludge or wax. These methods recreate the structure of corpses’ faces, but not the unique
texture of their skin and hair, according to Liu. With the new method, a partial repair is reported to cost less than
10,000 yuan ( $1,542).

While this may all sound comforting to those who attend the funeral, the director of Shanghai’s funeral services center,
Liu Fengming, pointed out that the technology can also be used to make corpses appear younger or better looking. Cozy.
It thus seems the funeral services in China may move on to engage in corpsemetic surgery.
Hmm… younger and better looking, eh?
Maybe my mourner can say, he looks too young and handsome to die… even though the sumbitch deserves it.


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