High-tech headstones bring the dead back to life

Wikipedia’s QR code

 

Well, sort of.

A Philadelphia company has started marketing headstones with QR codes aka “Living Headstones.”

This idea is pure genius.  Think of all the times you have visited a cemetery and you have wondered what the person buried next to grandma was like (unless of course, it is another family member buried there).   Wonder no more.  No you can see what they looked like, find out how they died, and maybe even get the down-low on them.

Plus, anyone who is dead gets to enjoy benefits of social media from the grave.

Prior to this, I didn’t see any point to being buried in a cemetery, but this makes me think I will have a change of heart.

Check out the video below.

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~ by siouxsielaw on October 9, 2012.

7 Responses to “High-tech headstones bring the dead back to life”

  1. This is kind of interesting. I personally would not want this, though, mainly because I sort of like the idea of “resting in peace.” However, I can see how many people would find the idea to be comforting, even exciting.

    That said, the moment this story is seen by some camps, I think we can expect a certain uproar.

    “Mark of the Beast” accusation blogs in 3… 2… 1…

  2. *So many times I have wandered through a graveyard and wonder who all these people were. On older stones there are mens profession written but newer, only the name.

  3. I wonder if this marks the start of people caring about RL memorials less and less. And instead, the trend will have people caring about what kind of “permanent” virtual memorial they will have.

  4. The first thing I thought of when I saw this was, wow, just like Harry Potter! Maybe someday. A screen where the deceased will wave at you, made pre-mortem of course.

  5. Cool. Imagine one’s headstone linking to one’s blog. 😀 I lean toward an incredibly elaborate urn and no grave, but there’s still time (hopefully) to make up my mind… 😉

  6. Cool concept.

  7. Maybe they can make memory marker ones as well. I’m still not keen on being left to rot into the ground.

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