Are Interactive Headstones the Future?: In the future, your death may not be the end of your digital life. A new technology is seeing QR codes going onto tombstones. A QR (Quick Response) code are small pixelated squares that are scanned by smartphones to retrieve data.
In this case, the QR codes can be physically engraved onto the stone and then mourners or researchers with a smartphone can scan it later to visit a webpage. "The related webpage can show profiles of the person, pictures, videos and tributes from family and friends," The Guardian said. "The QR barcodes enabled visitors to learn all about the person buried, rather than being limited to a name, age and date of birth and death."
One of the first customers to sign up is Gill Tuttiett. She signed up her late husband Tim, who was, "quite outward-going and game for anything." Currently the technology is being implemented at Chester Pearce of Poole in Dorset, England, United Kingdom.
via The Guardian