If this isn’t a statement on modern society, we aren’t sure what is.
Via The Independent:
The Samadhi Game, located in a corner of the Window of the World amusement park in Shenzhen, opened in September 2014 and for roughly £26 [just over $40 USD] simulates players’ deaths by placing them in a coffin and then transporting them to the incinerator.
Once inside, players are then blasted by hot air (up to 40C) and light to create an “authentic experience of burning,” according to its creators, Huange Weiping and Ding Rui.
When the “burning” is over, volunteers see a womb projected on the ceiling and must crawl until they reach a large, white padded area – supposedly representing a womb – where they are “reborn”.
Two Chinese philanthropists were able to create the “ride” after an Asian version of kickstarter garnered some $65,000.
People really really want to pay to be pretend cremated, apparently.
(H/T Kev Baker)