High-Tech Headstones Let You Speak From Beyond the Grave

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  1. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

    Jan 26, 2009
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    After he dies, Christopher Hill plans to speak to his grandchildren, great grandchildren and even future generations from beyond the grave – not through a psychic medium or his last will and testament, but through a microchip.

    You no longer a need to go to the chapel, just tune into the webcast."I think that when you walk by a gravestone and only see things like a few words, or a name and a date, it can be somewhat cold, impersonal, and almost incomplete," the 41-year-old from Northern Virginia told ABCNews.com. "This gravestone is supposed to tell the story of a person, and provide you that connection or emotional remembrance."

    With new technology developed by a Phoenix, Ariz. company, he now thinks that could be a real possibility.

    Launched by Objecs, LLC last month, Personal RosettaStones are iPod-sized stone tablets embedded with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags that can store up to 1,000 words and a picture. When they're near a mobile phone equipped with compatible technology, the information in the microchip is beamed right on to the cell phone screen. Objecs says the tags, which can be affixed to headstones, can last for up to 3,200 years

    Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/high-tech-headstones-speak-grave/story?id=10078212
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

    Jun 3, 2009
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    Mine would say, "Get of my ++++ing toes!"

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