QRIP

QR TombstoneUnless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen or heard about QR code technology.  They’re 2D codes that can be scanned with a smartphone and take you to a custom web page or site with specific content. They’re showing up everywhere – in magazine ads , direct mail, billboards , TV, and just about anywhere else you can think of.

I know I didn’t think of it, but someone out there thought of a way to use them for lifetime memories of our dearly departed loved ones. Of course using new technology isn’t new in the funeral industry. Can’t make it that day? Check out the sermon on a funeral webcast .  But the application to the “living headstone” takes the cake .

You can now remember your loved ones online— by watching videos of their wedding, seeing old pictures, listening to their favorite music. And if anything needs changing, of course it can be edited.

Now I’m not sure how I feel about this one. Too much technology for something that should be simple, personal and reserved for quiet refection? Or is helping to bring back happy thoughts and memories that enhances the experience? Not sure, but I hope big screen 3D TV’s aren’t going to show up at gravesites anytime soon.

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