According to a recent article in Wired magazine, a body could be worth up to $45 million — Calculated by selling the bone marrow, DNA, lungs, kidneys, heart … as components.
What about the value of a body based around just the chemical elements that make up a corpse?
Turns out if you break down a human body to its raw components, it’s worth about $160.
In this context it becomes a really meaningless number. This exact same thought exercise is exactly what comes to my mind every time a tech blog quotes iSuppli about how much the latest Apple product cost to build.