Soon we'll all need smartphones to read tombstones
Israel-based medical-technology executive Yoav Medan had the bright idea to put a QR code on his mom's gravestone.
Mashable's Adam Ostrow reported on this story:
Scanning the QR code leads visitors to a tribute website that Medan has setup and plans to evolve with stories and photos from his mother’s life. “I [didn’t] know what we wanted to write [on the tombstone] and it will never be everything for everyone. By having something that is dynamic and can extend over time, we can capture it,” he told me this week in an interview at TED Global in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Over time, Medan hopes the QR code and memorial site will help create a lasting history of his mother that will live on for generations. “I was most concerned about 20 or 40 years from now, how will she be remembered. … [I wanted to put] what’s in our memory into a place that doesn’t forget,” he said.
Unfortunately, technology will probably forget the QR code in the near future, leaving the tombstone and others certain to follow in its footprint with "quaint mosaics" reminiscent of the early 21st century.