A new company plans to unveil new high-tech tombstones with embedded flat screen monitors that would allow visitors to play memorial videos of the deceased. Joe Joachim, who says he wants to be the Walt Disney of the funeral business, plans to show the Vidstone this year at the annual funeral directors convention.
The solar-powered Vidstone will play a video of the person's life at the touch of a button. The tombstone is available with a choice of seven-, 15- and 22-inch screens. It features a 5- to 8-minute slideshow accompanied by music and prose, allowing relatives to record their most precious memories of their loved one.
There are no loudspeakers in the Vidstone. In order to maintain a quiet cemetery, family members would need to plug in headphones in order to listen to the slideshow. Of course, everyone always carries headphones when visiting a cemetery, right?
You can read more about the Vidstone at http://www.infowars.com/articles/science/video_tombstones.htm