QR codes have been around for a while, and people have been using them for a wide variety of purposes, but it seems that they are now making it in the commercial sector. Believe it or not, QR codes have been used to store information on tombstones!
It used to be, though, that one might have to search long and hard for people who would make the highly specialized tombstones. If you live in Seattle, or surrounding areas, then you can prepare for your own high tech memorial by getting in touch with the company Quiring Monuments.
This company has been in the business of death and remembrance for three generations, and they are keeping up with the times – actually getting ahead of others in their sector. They are now offering burial markers that have embedded QR codes containing images and info about the deceased.
You probably have seen these QR codes in magazines and ads – squarish black and white images that somehow resemble bar codes but are quite different. QR codes can be read by any device with a reader installed. For example, if you have a reader on your phone, you simple have to scan the QR code and the information will be displayed on your screen. This info can include photos and text.
So yes, Quiring Monuments is at the forefront of things, and while the technology might not be welcomed by some who want to keep to the old traditions, I am pretty sure there are more than enough technophiles who will welcome this technology with arms wide open.
What do you think of using QR codes for your tombstone?