View Full Version : High-Tech Headstones Let You Speak From Beyond the Grave

03-15-2010, 01:39 PM
After he dies, Christopher Hill plans to speak to his grandchildren, great grandchildren and even future generations from beyond the grave not through a psychic medium or his last will and testament, but through a microchip.

"I think that when you walk by a gravestone and only see things like a few words, or a name and a date, it can be somewhat cold, impersonal, and almost incomplete," the 41-year-old from Northern Virginia told ABCNews.com. "This gravestone is supposed to tell the story of a person, and provide you that connection or emotional remembrance."

With new technology developed by a Phoenix, Ariz. company, he now thinks that could be a real possibility.
... link (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/high-tech-headstones-speak-grave/story?id=10078212)

03-15-2010, 01:50 PM
One of my favorite 80s cop shows was "Wiseguy", which had the long story archs. One of the archs involved Vinnie infiltrating the music industry, and had two warring record label owners (played by Tim Curry and the late Paul Winfield), and Glenn Frye as a guy who wants to be an independent producer.

The label owners have a bet/deal to dance on the grave of whomever dies first. Paul Winfield dies, but he had his wife rig his grave so that when someone walked (danced) over it, a recorder would start playing. So Curry comes along in a tux, top hat, and cane, and starts dancing, and music starts playing, and somehow, it had been rigged so sparks would come off of his shoes as he danced over the grave! It was awesome, and Curry's character just broke down at that point, knowing that if he had died first, he would have never been able to top that.

03-15-2010, 01:59 PM
Will they have "mute" buttons?

03-15-2010, 02:49 PM
Will they have "mute" buttons?


Rebel Yell
03-15-2010, 03:02 PM

Here lies Articulate Ape

"I AM NOT CW!!!!!!"

03-15-2010, 03:12 PM
Will they have "mute" buttons?

Of course not, most people who do this will be the sort who would be only too glad to hound their loved ones with their 'wisdom' for all eternity.

03-15-2010, 04:47 PM
link (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/high-tech-headstones-speak-grave/story?id=10078212)


03-15-2010, 04:53 PM
"Help! Get a shovel! Get me out of here!" would be a great recording. :D

03-15-2010, 05:13 PM
Or... "Don't tell anyone about the two million dollars worth of gold hidden in my casket."