Video Enhanced Gravemarker

Invented by Robert Barrows (of R.M. Barrows Advertising), who writes:

The Video Enhanced Gravemarker will have a tremendous impact on our society and the funerary industry. Some of the impact it might have may be along the following lines:

The invention will change a major aspect of civilization. Cemeteries will come alive with stories told through video-tombstones.
It will change the way we look at life and death and it will even change the way history is told.
When people start recording their own obituaries for playback in video-tombstones, it will force them to examine their lives in ways they may not have even considered before.
It will also create two new industries:
1) Manufacturing video-tombstones
2) Producing videos for use in video-tombstones
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Apr 27, 2014
     Category: Death

I'll go one better. First you take a computer with facial recognition software load it and a camera onboard tour tombstone and then load your data. The data will consist of photos of all expected guests an your custom message for each one! We'll call it "The last word" :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 04/27/14 at 10:32 AM
I can't get over the rest of that guy's website. Apparently he is also a sculptor, novelist, and hip-hop artist. Quite the renaissance man.
Posted by riodevez on 04/27/14 at 12:50 PM
I think I heard about these a couple of years ago then..... nothing.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/27/14 at 12:55 PM
I've seen tombstones from the 1920s that had photos under glass embedded in them.

I seem to remember that Oliver Stone's attempt at a Twin Peaks TV show, "Wild Palms", had a scene in which someone literally dances on someone's grave. And faints when the corpse talks back to him, via a hidden recording.
Posted by Bill the Splut on 04/27/14 at 01:45 PM
Too tragic for my likes.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/27/14 at 07:59 PM
@Bill: The tradition of putting a photo on the grave is still very common over here.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/27/14 at 11:31 PM
This is way better if you take the video screen capture on the next article as a gravestone video "The house I Live In."
Posted by crc on 04/28/14 at 03:32 AM
I have heard of a symbol on the gravestone that would take you to a website. Kind of like those square QR codes that you see in a lot of magazine or newspaper advertisements, except made of something more durable. You would scan the marker and the person's website would pop up with an obituary and a biography. That is way better than a video screen that will probably only last a few years.
Posted by Mark on 05/01/14 at 04:28 PM
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