November 13, 2010

E-Tomb – Dead goes digital


I hate talking about dying, I spend more time than I think is right, wondering about my mortality. In fact my family and I debate over whether we need a nice luxurious vault, or a quick and easy cremation, and up until now, cremation was for me. I just couldn’t think of a single reason to be stuck in the cold, wet ground.


Well, maybe now there might be one, E-Tomb. Seriously. A headstone capable of saving all of your online information from social networking sites, blogs and other website information and dispensing it to your, um, shall we call them guests? Via their smartphone or computer. This solar powered grave marker will connect via bluetooth with a key embedded into the cross on the stone, this connection will allow the headstone to dispense information about your “digital personality” including websites, social networking sites, audio clips, pictures and even videos. Your friends can stop by your stone, and upload their own stuff, adding even more memories to the collage of information this thing can hold.
So, anyone that knows me, knows I have a lot to say, it would be nice to think I could still be saying it long after I am gone. Of course theres some footage from the 90’s I’m going to have to destroy before I go….

42 comments:

  1. I don't care what happens to me when I die ... I don't believe in God and similar shit so I just don't give a fuck.. I hope that my life will be cool, and after that ... fuck it ! I might be body for medical students to practice on.. I don't care :D

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  2. Everybody has his own right and beliefs and this is why I didn't delete your post. Yet you should try to be more mature and stop cursing..

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  3. wow , talk about the internet being a part of our life . Now were taking it with us when we die , i think id rather not

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  4. Meh I don't really care that much, like the effort you put into it though!

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  5. That's a really interesting concept for a tombstone. Personally I don't really care what happens to me after I die, I would be content with being dumped in the sea or whatever, really.

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  6. Man this is kind of morbid. E-tomb seems to challenge the absolute finality that is death, and I think that's why it bothers me. I don't see how this progression in technology can positively benefit people in the mourning process. I guess only time will tell.

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  7. It's good to know that people can still add me on Facebook after I croak.

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  8. I want to be able to update my facebook from the grave!

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  9. When I die I want my memory to be erased from the earth... not burden people by constantly reminding them of my past. Cremation is for me..

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  10. i dont see the point to that. it just seems...silly.

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  11. I think it sounds like a good idea ;)

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  12. I don't know why I'm all over this idea, but I find it very interesting. You'd have a real world/Cyber world grave.

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  13. I'd prefer to be burned. After I die, of course. My digital life ends when mine does please.

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  14. I'm gonna impress chicks on the internet long after I'm dead

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  15. yeah i think we can get obsessed with dying cos we see it all over the place. its a good thing to come to terms with it.

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  16. That's a pretty neat idea. Better get started on my legacy.

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  17. heheh that seems like a great invention.

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  18. lmao I wonder what the church thinks of this.

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  19. wow what is the world coming to.. but honestly this might be the coolest invention related to death.. it is a good way for everyone who knows you to celebrate your life...

    great find

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  20. that's some creative thinking there

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  21. Definitely an original idea. I would seriously consider springing to buy one for my own gravestone. But there's always the fact that the information storage present on the gravestone would become obsolete. But I would still like to see it happen.

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  22. That's pretty creepy, and yet awesome at the same time. I would be mad if I got more followers after death than when I was alive.

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  23. not as good as previous post. but still high five

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  24. I would definetly want one of those and then i would ask those attending my funeral to upload their dearest memories concerning me...

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  25. interesting. i've wondered what happens to your digital personality postmortem.

    do surviving relatives petition facebook/gmail/whatever, to close your account? or do those accounts float around indefinitely?

    i wonder how many of my facebook friends are dead...

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