The Verge recently reported on a growing trend of placing QR codes on gravestones. The codes can be read by smart devices and link to videos and other memorials of the departed. The Anchorage city council recently voted to allow the codes. A similar debate is currently underway for Arlington National Cemetery. While critics say this amounts to a “funeral selfie” and disrupts funeral tradition, the companies promoting these virtual memorials, such as Quiring Moments and Forever Headstones, argue the technology enhances the memorializing of the deceased.
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