Published on April 13th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson


You Are Worth More Dead Than Alive [Infographic]

When it comes to medicine there is nothing more incredible than our ability to perform all kinds of transplants, whether they be heart, or liver, or even more incredibly face transplants. However there is also a very dark side to this  as the brokering of human body parts has become an enormous business worth millions and millions of dollars.

It might be funny to suggest that your body is worth more when you are dean than when you are alive but the fact is that empty shell of bone and muscle is worth a lot of money to the right people. To give you an idea of just how much money can be made from the dead Medical Transcription has put together this gory, yet informative, infographic to help show you the money trail.

via Geekosystem



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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).

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