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Tombstone barcodes

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 06, 2008

Leave it to the Japanese to put barcodes on tombstones. Scannable by mobile phone, the tombstones can deliver images and video of the deceased to future mourners.

In addition to images of the deceased, people can view a greeting from the chief mourner at the funeral and browse through the guest book. They can also make entries using their cell phones.

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Barcode tattoos + mobile phones with cameras = business

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 15, 2005

Barcode tattoos + mobile phones with cameras = business card (or, say, a list of your sexual preferences) on your arm.