Do you ever think about your death? I don’t mean how you die, but what you want to happen after you die.
I think about it. Don’t get all “this is going to be depressing I’m clicking away” on me. I just think about it. For example, I don’t want an open casket no matter how I die. I don’t need people from fifth grade leering at me from behind faux sobs saying “She looks so good!” (Of course I don’t look good, you ninny! I’M DEAD!)
I also want it to be a big party. You can have some pictures or a video at the party if you want, but nothing weird. Just margaritas.
Those people who use technology on gravestones creep me out. I don’t want random strangers walking through a cemetery to be able to access a video of my life. If they want to know that much about me, they can just access my blog.
Well apparently one company has kicked up the technology on gravestones by putting QR codes on them–you know, those scannable garbled black and white pictures you see on everything now? You just point your smart phone, scan the code and your world opens to some amazing information–apparently about your life before you died, in this case.
A funeral home in Britain has taken the leap into technology and is giving families the option of place QR (“Quick Response”) codes on the gravestones of loved ones. Once someone scans the code, it opens up a site with information about the deceased, including options of videos and pictures.
“For the families, it’s part of the grieving process. But it’s more for strangers. Certainly in the U.K., people go to cemeteries and have a historical interest. People are more interested in not only his name, but what he looked like. For a country that doesn’t talk about death, there’s a morbid fascination in it,” Stephen Nimmo, managing director of the funeral home Chester Pearce Associates, told ABC News.
The only technology I want involved in my death is #TheQueenIsDead trending on Twitter.
What do you think? QR codes on graves: yes or no?