Someday, in the hopefully very distant future, after many years of love, laughter, turmoil, and CES conventions, your soul will evacuate this mortal plane and you will cease to be what is considered alive. When that fateful day occurs, your loved ones will be tasked with finding a final resting place for the body you left behind. Right now the options aren't plentiful: there's the standard coffin or an urn, which haven't changed much in style over the years. But now, thanks to the magic of 3D printing, your final resting place can be much more creative and personalized.
A company called Foreverence, which is showcasing at CES 2016, specializes in 3D-printed urns. But these don't look like your average antique-style vase or ornate wooden box. Thanks to their manufacturing, the urns can take the form of whatever the deceased might enjoy spending eternity in. Foreverence had a few examples of their products on the showroom floor, all of which were incredibly unique and personal. A replica of the Space Shuttle was made for a former NASA engineer. An urn that resembled a large travel book was made for a widower to commemorate his late wife.
A much more personal way to spend eternity
Foreverence uses 3D Systems' ColorJet Printers to make its products. Each urn takes between 10 to 15 hours to print, and they come out in full color. A spokesperson for the company said that pricing is about $2,500 for each product. That's a tad high for urns, which range from $80 to $2,000; coffins, however, can range between $2,000 and $10,000.