QR Codes On Tombstones - The Future Of Mourning?
That's how it's happening in Japan and China. "The codes serve multiple purposes: when scanned, they lead to a website with photos and information about the deceased and allow for users to give virtual gifts, like food, incense, or a Buddhist funeral chant." The websites also serve as a locus of mourning for those who can't travel to the gravesite - or when, in China, the loved one's remains are removed and the tomb is reused.
Pacific Standard 10/09/13