It’s a Weird World
Firm brings tombstones to life
A FIRM in Slovenia are giving tombstones a 21st-century makeover, with 48-inch interactive screens that can show pictures, video and other digital content.
The Pobrezje cemetery on the outskirts of Maribor, Slovenia’s second largest city, recently set up a prototype of a weather-proof and vandal-proof digital tombstone that can interact with visitors.
At first glance, it looks like any other but standing in front of it for a few seconds activates its sensors and brings it to life, turning it into an interactive screen capable of playing just about any kind of digital content.
“This tombstone makes it possible to put anything next to the deceased person’s name and surname, you can write an entire novel if you like. You can put pictures, or a film there,” Saso Radovanovic, head of the company Bioenergija which sells the tombstones, told Reuters. — Reuters