15 Surprising Developments in Gravesite Technology
Death is kind of a universal experience that we all must go through, but the ways in which we commemorate those we have lost are varied and ever-changing. From QR codes on headstones to safety coffins to prevent premature burial, to clear LED-lit Buddhas and even tree burials, the possibilities for our final farewells seem to be ever-expanding.
We’ll explore 15 of these modern burial practices, from the unexpected to the eco-friendly, and uncover the stories behind them. From the first emperor of China’s quest for immortality, to the fear of premature burial in 18th century Europe, to a startup offering a wallet-friendly, eco-friendly alternative to traditional burials — we’ll look at how technology and innovation are changing the way we commemorate our dead. We’ll also consider the psychological implications of funeral webcasting, and the legalities of human composting.
Join us as we explore the ways in which we are saying goodbye.