Japan finds a new concept for QR codes – mobile-based epitaphs

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qr-code-grave-1.jpgQR codes (barcodes which can be scanned using a mobile phone) are on everything in Japan, from magazines to cereal boxes. In fact, the only place you’d struggle to find them is the local graveyard – although that’s likely to change in the near future.

Memorial designer Ishinokoe is to design gravestones with QR codes embedded, allowing passers to look up information on the deceased with a quick scan. Users could be sent links to websites with pictures or eulogies – sounds a bit quirky but could it be a natural evolution from the classic epitaph?

(via CScout Japan)

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Richard Gilzene