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Interactive tombstones

A tombstone for the new millenium.
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Tomb stones are uasually dull boring slabs of rock sticking out of the ground with a few kind words written about the peson buried below them, to me this dosent accurately represent the person that is 6 feet underneath. Now an interactive tombstone would be cool, this would be a touch screen computer imbedded in the "dull boring slab of rock" that has information about the deceased, this could include pictures, letters from friends, even a coffin cam with before and after shots, or time laps photography of the decomposition process for those more morbid individuals. The coffin cam would also be helpful to anybody who is inadvertantly buried alive (it has been known to happen.)
Gulherme, Jul 31 2002

spinning in their graves .com http://www.halfbake...r_20graves_20_2ecom
[phoenix, Jul 31 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

The Forever Network http://www.forevern...376&CFTOKEN=4410093
[phoenix, Jul 31 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Tombstone Advertising http://www.halfbake...stone_20Advertising
[phoenix, Jul 31 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Life Story Headstone http://www.halfbake...20Story_20Headstone
[phoenix, Jul 31 2002, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Elliott Malkin: Cemetery 2.0: Hyman Victor http://www.dziga.com/hyman-victor/
[jutta, Jan 12 2007]

QR.I.P http://uk.news.yaho...life-123656887.html
[Phrontistery, Sep 06 2012]

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       Personally I can't see the point of putting someone in the ground and visiting them, BUT, that being said, this is a good idea. Perhaps those who can't afford the interactive monolith can get a corporate sponsor (this grave but to you by refreshing Coca-Cola! The choice of the dead.......)
rbl, Jul 31 2002
  

       But you might find it a bit more interesting with an interactive tombstone, think you could acually SEE uncle Bert every day even the maggots crawling out of his empty eye sockets.
Gulherme, Jul 31 2002
  

       Baked, in all those ways, depending on how close to California you are, apart possibly from the coffin cam, which is Half Baked. (Too lazy to post links - find them yourself.)
DrCurry, Jul 31 2002
  

       Basically Baked and HalfBaked. How did you come up with Computer:Cam?
phoenix, Jul 31 2002
  

       I want one of these. I'd like to set up an interactive kiosk that changes as my body decays, providing a fine educational opportunity to be had by all. By the way, if you are embalmed, your body could be preserved in relatively nice condition for months or even years! Imagine the fun.
polartomato, Aug 01 2002
  

       Imagine the fun indeed. I think it really would be an educational experience. Too bad we can't go "back to the future" and have already added these tombstones to babies' graves and people with weird names' graves from ye olde times to figure out the cause of death. At the time someone loses a loved one, no one wants to put on their tombstone "died from syphillis, was a really good lay" or something like that that would be realatively interesting to anyone "but" the family members.
kittybot, Aug 01 2002
  

       I checked out all those links eccpet the forever network before I posted, I think that it is significantly different to be classed as a new idea. I was also thinking that there could be some kind of map that shows how to get to other peoples graves that are in the same family.
Gulherme, Aug 01 2002
  

       I just read recently that sombody in the us has started selling these, curses.
Gulherme, Jul 15 2004
  

       Or congratulations, depending how you look at it.   

       Awesome Idea.   

       The sponsor idea (previously annotated) is a bit of a crack up. You're dead and you've got some company sponsoring your 'interactive tombstone'. Sif, eh.   

       But yeah. Awesome idea minus the time-lapse camera thingo.
tashlactica, Jan 12 2007
  

       Maybe record a little clip of yourself to play when relatives come to visit.. They detect which family member using body-shape, eye colour and the likes, and sifts through the clips to find the one fitting to the relative. for example Aunty May walks up, stone detects it 'hello aunty, how are things? Being dead isn't too bad... Got that bloody pain in my kneck again. How are the cats doing?'.. This of course would be complete lies, but would make the relatives slightly more happy while confusing the hell out of them at the same time.
deoxyribonucleic, Jan 12 2007
  

       'kneck'?
DrBob, Sep 07 2012
  

       Dead people have different pains to live ones.
pocmloc, Sep 07 2012
  
      
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