Whether or not you were a gem of a human, you can sign yourself up to become an actual gem once you croak. Yep, these guys capture the carbon from your cremated remains using patented technology in a special high-nitrogen, low-oxygen atmosphere, transforming you into a teeny tiny colored or colorless jewel. Shine bright like a diamond, baby.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He'd prefer to be turned into a diamond and THEN rocketed into space. Thanks for asking!