Humanity has always gone about memorializing the deceased with tributes to the person’s memory, from the Pyramids of Giza to the monuments at Arlington National Cemetery. Each tells a history of the person and now a historic cemetery in Maribor, Slovenia is taking their tombstones to the next level with digital tombstones.
The idea is fairly simple: a weather-proof, vandal-proof tombstone that looks just like any other tombstone but when a visitor stands in front of it, a 48-inch screen activates and shows the visitor photos, videos, and other relevant information about the deceased.
Below is an example video of the technology in use:
While the technology has been around for a while, not many people have been implementing them in their cemeteries. The Cemetery Pobrežje, however, has begun selling the tombstones to families.