This Smart Coffin Uses Social Media to Change the Nature of Funerals

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 2, 2015
References: dailymail & bustle
The UK-based company 'Perfect Choice Funerals' recently produced a smart coffin that is integrated with social media. While funerals are always a sad occasion, this company believes that technology can help make the experience a little better for loved ones. This high-tech casket is designed to make social media a meaningful part of life and death.

The new smart coffin from Perfect Choice Funerals is a contemporary casket with a number of modern features. The coffin features a sound system, LED lights and several television screens. All of these high-tech features are designed to display pictures and messages from loved ones via their social media accounts. The sound system can also be used to play a personalized song or eulogy for the deceased. The company explains that the casket was designed as an attempt to modernize funerals.

Although the smart coffin is just a prototype, the idea reflects the degree to which social media has permeated all aspects of our lives.