Friday, March 14, 2008


IS THERE BARCODE AFTER DEATH?


I don’t know about you, but I for one am not planning to spend eternity in a stone box, I’d rather be a tree or something. Let alone a stone box with some 2D barcode on the front that cell-phone-using grave visitors can scan for photos of the deceased plus life history or whatever, is nothing sacred, but it does make it convenient for such folks who might otherwise have to keep coming to the cemetery for grave visits to subsequently do so via cell phone.

Yes, a Japanese tombstone company has recently started just such a product line, called - to not much surprise - the Voice of Stone, which enables all this ethereal convenience while recording grave visits too, presumably the called-in kind as well, to be shared into the future by family and friends, the cell-phoneless deceased likely remaining out of the loop.

Asiajin has a more detailed explanation of this must-have, and a link to the Japanese cell phone website that first posted the story.

2 comments:

tracy said...

What will they think of next?

Alice said...

Do I see possibilities for another round of Japanese horror flicks in this? Something on the order of "Chakushin Ari," (one missed call)I can hardly wait!