According to the site Sib.fm, a tomb on the premises of the Novosibirsk crematorium has been fitted with a rather strange “digital” stele. It looks pretty weird like this:
The author of this structure is Mr. Marsel Mukhametshin – engineer from Naberezhnye Chelny. A few years ago, he himself registered the idea of a digital monument and patented it.
“The feeling of memory fading over the years led me to the idea of a digital monument. My grandmother died when my father was 10 years old, and all he can remember of her are fragments. fragmented memory In 2018, my father passed away, and I built such a monument for him. Then I brought this idea to an exhibition in Yekaterinburg – where representatives of the furnace Novosibirsk cremation began to show an interest in it.”
The application of digital technology to the products of the funeral service is no longer a new thing in Russia in particular or around the world in general. Earlier, the Russian press reported on a rather unusual startup project called “Memory Code”. Relatives of the deceased will stick a QR code on the gravestone, and scanning this code will lead to a website that stores information about the person lying below.
The first digital tombstone appeared at the Novosibirsk crematorium in Russia.
Thousands of people have used the startup’s services, making it the largest and fastest growing project of its kind in Russia.
“In the future, when a person leads his descendants to the burial place of his loved ones, he will be able to show the younger generation what their ancestors were like. The children will know voices, habits, grandparents’ faces and will always be remembered,” added the designer and architect of the Novosibirsk crematorium.
Similar technologies have also been used in other countries. For example, the Slovenian company Bioenergija is in the business of interactive tombstones. They mounted a 48-inch touchscreen on the tombstone so people could display videos, pictures or slides of the person lying underneath.