It’s a Weird World

Firm brings tomb­stones to life

Lesotho Times - - Cartoons & Puzzles -

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

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